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West Virginia Timber Severance Tax Reestablished, Additional Severance on Coal, Natural Gas and Timber Terminated

The Governor of West Virginia signed legislation on February 29, 2016 that reestablished and imposed a severance tax of 1.50% of the gross value of timber

PATH Special Tax Rates for Timber for Corporate Sales

Individual taxpayers have long benefited from Section 631 of the Internal Revenue Code, which allows for a special long-term capital gains tax rate on

Supreme Court Puts Clean Power Plan On Hold

On Tuesday, February 9, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to put on hold or stay the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power

Record Low Oil Prices Affect Standard Mileage Rate and Social Security Benefits

Oil prices continue to plummet due to record production and weak demand. Production increases in North America are attributable to the various shale plays

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Oil & Gas Market Volatility - Triggering Potential Impairment

As we all know from the past year and a half, oil and gas prices have drastically decreased since early 2014. To the average consumer, this has resulted

Informal Working Group Issues Findings on Ohio Severance Taxes

On October 22, 2015, the informal working group that was appointed by Governor John Kasich to study the severance tax climate in Ohio issued its findings

Oil and Gas Investor Subject to Self-Employment Tax for Fractional Working Interest Ownership

A recent court case, Methin v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2015-81, ruled that an investor’s small (at times 5% or less) share of a working interest

Postcard from AICPA Oil & Gas Conference 2015

I typically write these articles about industry conferences to summarize all of the sessions I’ve attended. Historically, the oil & gas conference

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Obama Unveils Clean Power Plan

On August 30, 2015, President Obama unveiled the details of his revamped Clean Power Plan (the Plan). The Plan sets goals to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions

Solar Investment Tax Credit

Despite the lack of sunshine this summer, tax incentives remain for businesses that invest in qualifying solar energy property. The commercial solar investment

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