Brad Seltzer is a partner at Eversheds Sutherland. brings more than 40 years of experience representing Fortune 100 utility, energy and telecom clients in complex tax matters, including tax planning, accounting and controversy. He defends clients in large tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at both the trial and appellate court levels, and prepares private letter rulings, technical advice requests and accounting method changes for the IRS National Office.
Taxes are fundamental to strategic planning at all utilities. Tax planning is one more aspect affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But even smart people have a tough time understanding the tax code. Cue the expert.
PUF is fortunate to have discussed how utilities are being affected by current events with a law firm partner who specializes in tax issues, Brad Seltzer. Even better, he takes difficult subjects and explains them clearly so they make sense.
He shares insights here on renewables, nuclear decommissioning, carbon capture, and state and federal regulatory topics affecting utilities. Because as we all know, taxes are one of the two parts in life none of us can escape.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What are some of the most important tax matters you're working on that are affecting the industry?
Brad Seltzer: Some of the biggest ones right now are the concerns surrounding the effective dates for the wind and solar industries. We have two problems.