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Maher Haddad

Maher Haddad is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Global Tax Practice Group in Chicago. He has been advising various US and multinational clients on tax planning matters since 2007. Mr. Haddad provides tax structuring advice to corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other pass-through entities.

Released 12 May 2023, Notice 2023-38 provides interim guidance on the “domestic content” bonus tax credit amounts available for facilities that generate electricity from renewable resources (e.g., wind and solar facilities) and certain energy storage property. The “domestic content” bonus incentivizes owners of green energy projects to utilize domestically-manufactured materials and components (including steel, iron, and “manufactured products”) by offering them an additional incentive in the form of an increased tax credit for doing so.

Clean hydrogen plays a critical role in net zero strategies of the world’s leading economies. The US and the EU have already taken significant steps to position themselves at the forefront of the global race to net zero by launching state support packages on an unprecedented scale. Please join Baker McKenzie’s experts on 19 April 2023 at 3:00 pm GMT for a compare and contrast discussion of the US Inflation Reduction Act and the Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age with a focus on hydrogen.

On 30 November 2022, Treasury and the IRS published Notice 2022-61, which provides much-awaited guidance on the application of “prevailing wage” and “apprenticeship” requirements relevant to determining the amount of several renewable energy and other clean technology tax credits that were enacted, extended or modified by the Inflation Reduction Act. The guidance provided by the Notice is fairly scant and leaves a number of issues unaddressed. It seems that the issuance of the Notice was rushed in order to start the 60-day period after which taxpayers will need to satisfy the “prevailing wage” and “apprenticeship” requirements, to the extent applicable, to claim the maximum tax benefit for projects (i.e., projects the construction of which begins on or after 29 January 2023).

Read publication We are pleased to enclose the March issue of Tax News and Developments, a publication of Baker McKenzie’s North America Tax Practice Group. This month’s edition features an update on the tax payment deadline, state and local tax effects of COVID-19, a discussion on the FDII regime, the…