Multistate Tax Alert: American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
Extends termination dates applicable to certain federal alternative energy tax credits and makes various other related changes
On January 2, 2013, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”). While the bulk of media coverage focused on the personal and corporate income tax implications of ATRA, the new law contains important termination date extensions applicable to various federal alternative energy tax provisions, including the alternative fuel excise tax credits, the alternative fuel refueling property income tax credit, the income tax credit and depreciation allowance related to cellulosic biofuel, and the biodiesel and renewable diesel income tax credits.
In the attached Tax Alert we summarize these and other related law changes.