Kathy Parker, CPA, MST, a partner at Rodman CPAs and an active leader of the company’s Renewable Energy and Cleantech specialty practice known as the “Green Team”, outlined federal incentives during a well-attended presentation at the SBA 504 Green Commercial Real Estate Seminar held last month at TD Bank Burlington.
Ms. Parker was an expert program presenter along with John Konevich, TD Bank’s SBA Lending Division and Eric Adams, Sales Manager, Bay Colony Development. The seminar was geared towards business owners interested in owning a building rather than leasing space, as well as for those who already own a building but who are looking for a source of capital and/or tax benefit in order to improve its energy efficiency.
Ms. Parker spoke about green energy federal incentives and tax implications, including new tax extenders for 2016, the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and Business Energy Investment Tax Credit, Passive Activity Loss, depreciation and tax equity.
“There are a number of tax implications with the federal incentives, in particular with ITC as it has been modified,” explained Ms. Parker. “This seminar provided business owners with a thorough overview of tax credits and tax equity structure, as well as criteria for begun constructions, other tax incentives and the outlook for 2017.”
Green Energy Speaker
Ms. Parker is a recognized expert in renewable energy accounting and has been a guest speaker and panelist at renewable energy conferences and financial forums throughout the U.S., including the National Conferences in California and the American Biogas Conference in Ohio. She is available to speak to alternative energy producers, businesses and other audiences that pursue energy efficiency initiatives. Potential topics include: Green energy tax and business strategies for solar, wind, biomass, and cleantech companies; commercial and residential energy efficiency investments; the types of state and federal tax rebates available for various green energy initiatives; and the newly developed incentives and assistance programs geared towards accelerating the growth of solar energy infrastructure to mitigate climate change.
About Rodman CPAs
Founded in 1961, Rodman CPAs has been named one of Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for, and also named one of the largest accounting firms in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal. Rodman CPAs provides accounting, tax and business services to small and medium-sized companies throughout New England and beyond. The team specializes in improving business performance, business processes, operations, information technology, finance, and change navigation. Rodman CPAs provides companies with a sustainable financial roadmap through expert partnership/ corporate structuring for optimal tax benefit; grant qualification assistance and auditing; ongoing advisory services for federal, state and local tax incentives; and strategic financial planning and management.
The firm has a specialized renewable energy and clean technology accounting and tax services practice, known as the “Green Team” which serves renewable energy clients throughout the U.S. The company is Green Business Certified. For more information, visit their website at www.rodmancpa.com or contact (617) 965-5959.