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The Senate Finance Committee has established bipartisan task forces to evaluate tax provisions that expired or expire between December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2019. Chairman Chuck Grassley said on the Senate floor that their work would begin immediately and wrap up by the end of June. Among other provision, the §179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction (§179D Deduction) and the §45L Energy Efficient Home Credit (§45L Credit) are under consideration....

Alex Bagne, the President of both ICS Tax, LLC as well as the President of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP), co-authored an article on the interplay between Cost Segregation and the Historic Tax Credit for the ASCSP Spring 2019 Quarterly Newsletter....

Today, the “Tax Extender and Disaster Relief Act of 2019” was introduced by Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Wydenhis, which seeks to extend several expired tax incentives including the §179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction (§179D Deduction) and the §45L Energy Efficient Home Credit (§45L Credit)....

A recent court case denied a taxpayer the Research Credit under IRC §41 since it could not substantiate proper use of the “start-up” base period to calculate its credit rather than use of the 1984-1988 base period. IRC §41 permits a taxpayer to use a base period of either 1984-1988 or, if certain criteria are met, an alternative base period intended to make the credit available to “start-up” companies that were not in business from 1984-1988....