Tax Relief Act of 2010: Other Provisions Extended Through 2011

The Tax Relief Act of 2010 extended many individual and business tax breaks through 2011. The list of energy related provisions that will be extended through 2011 include: the $1.00 per gallon production tax credit for biodiesel, as well as the small agri-biodiesel producer credit of 10 cents per gallon; the $1.00 per gallon production tax credit for diesel fuel created from biomass; the placed-in-service deadline for qualifying refined coal facilities; the credit for manufacturers of energy-efficient residential homes; the $0.50 per gallon alternative fuel tax credit (but the credit will not be extended for any liquid fuel derived from a pulp or paper manufacturing process); the suspension on the taxable income limit for purposes of depleting a marginal oil or gas well; the Code Sec. 45M credit for US-based manufacture of energy-efficient clothes washers, dishwashers and refrigerators (with modified standards); the Code Sec. 25C credit for energy-efficient improvements to existing homes (reinstating the credit as it existed before passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (standards for property eligible under 25C are updated to reflect improvements in energy efficiency); and the 30% investment tax credit for alternative vehicle refueling property.

Various disaster relief provisions also will be extended through 2011, including: the time for issuing New York Liberty Zone bonds, effective for bonds issued after Dec. 31, 2009; the increased rehabilitation credit for qualified expenditures in the Gulf Opportunity Zone; and the additional depreciation deduction claimed by businesses equal to 50% of the cost of new property investments made in the Gulf Opportunity Zone (expenditures in 2011 will be eligible if the property is placed in service by Dec. 31, 2011).

If you have any questions about how the Tax Relief Act of 2010 affects you, or on tax planning in general, give us a call.

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