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Why "Passive Activities" May Be Clean Energy's Biggest Hurdle

Why "Passive Activities" May Be Clean Energy's Biggest Hurdle

If you care about the future of the American renewable energy industry, you need to learn what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calls “passive activities.” Because these important rules mean that as long as the U.S. relies on the tax code to provide renewable energy incentives, renewable energy can only grow as fast as Wall Street tax equity and it will remain difficult to have locally-owned renewable energy projects. The “passive activities” issue has to do with an important IRS determination to prevent wealthy people from creating more tax shelters. The basic idea is that if you earn tax credits from investments that you don’t “materially participate in” (e.g. investing in a wind farm) then you can only use those to offset taxes that you pay on the same kind of income (e.g. renting property). Both activities are considered “passive,” because the rich person isn’t the w...

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