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SEIA Releases Updated Version of ‘Guide to Federal Tax Incentives’

August 30, 2016 By Cheryl Kaften

For the first time in three years, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released an updated version of what it calls the “premier tax manual for the solar industry” – Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Solar Energy.

Developed with the help of New York City-based law firm Chadbourne & Parke , version 8.0 of the guide offers information about qualifying for the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC); as well as about how “commence construction” works, depreciation bonuses, financing issues, and more.

“This comprehensive document really gives SEIA members a leg up when it comes to navigating the tricky terrain of taxes,” said Tom Kimbis, SEIA’s interim president and general counsel. “With the recent extension of the ITC, over the next five years the solar industry is expected to nearly triple in size. This resource will help … companies stay up to speed on how policies born in Congress and across America’s state capitals impact their business.”

For an up-close and personal look at solar taxes and finances, SEIA also is offering its Finance and Tax Seminar this December. To hear from key industry experts and network with financiers, attorneys, and developers currently working in this space, go to for registration

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