Sustainability Credits & Incentives

We help businesses identify, document and monetize tax incentive opportunities related to renewable energy and sustainability.

Fueling a more sustainable future

Environmental sustainability is a business imperative – one that requires significant investment.

The good news for businesses on the road to decarbonization: governments at the international, federal, and state and local levels offer credits and incentives to encourage investment in renewable energy. From the expansion of the longstanding Production and Investment Tax Credits to new clean energy incentives introduced by the Inflation Reduction Act, tax benefits for going green are growing exponentially.

We help clients accelerate their ESG journey by capitalizing on green tax credits and other sustainability incentives. Bringing together our ESG and tax professionals, we work with you to explore opportunities to fund green energy investments and offset the costs of transitioning to more sustainable business practices.  

Stay on top of the evolving sustainability credits and incentives landscape and supercharge your initiatives.

How BDO Can Help

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Assess Eligibility 

Determine if you meet the criteria to apply for sustainability incentives and address gaps.

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Secure Funding

Capture cash grants and tax incentives to pay for sustainability investments.

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Monetize Tax Credits

Evaluate tax credit monetization options, including IRS Direct Pay and transferability.

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Reduce Costs 

Take advantage of tax breaks for going green to lower your tax liability and improve cash flow.

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Avoid Tax Penalties 

Mitigate your environmental impact to remain exempt from taxes targeting greenhouse gas emissions.

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Maintain Compliance

Track and report on your sustainability commitments to realize full incentive value.

How are you leveraging renewable energy tax credits?

Whether you are looking to generate credits, sell credits in exchange for cash, or purchase transferable credits to lower your total tax liability and contribute to sustainability initiatives, BDO can help.

Sustainability Incentives and Green Tax Credits for Businesses

BDO can help you identify available sustainability credits and incentives in the following areas:

Total Tax Transparency & ESG Tax Strategy

From tax contributions that fund key social benefits to environmental taxes and green subsidies, tax plays a critical role in the ESG conversation. Bring a total tax mindset to your ESG strategy. 

Capturing New Opportunities from the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the largest climate legislation investment in U.S. history, allocating an estimated $369 billion to clean energy programs over the next 10 years.

IRA Clean Energy Provisions

  • Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and Production Tax Credit (PTC)    
  • Clean Energy PTC and ITC    
  • Carbon Capture Sequestration Credit    
  • Clean Hydrogen    
  • Advanced Manufacturing Production Credit
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Clean Fuel    
  • Alternative Refueling Property    
  • Commercial Clean Vehicles    
  • Direct Pay Credit Monetization    
  • One-Time Credit Transfer

Our Approach

As clients navigate how the IRA may apply to their business, our team has designed a phased approach to take advantage of the credits and incentives changes it introduces. Here’s how we’re helping our clients take action now:

We help you determine credit eligibility, advise on how to qualify and assist with credit computation and supporting documentation.

Whether you’re seeking a direct payment from the IRS or transferring the credit to a third party, we can advise on the credit transfer process.

For companies interested in purchasing transferable energy credits, we review information to confirm the validity of credit eligibility and assess bonus credit requirements and expense qualification.

Business Incentives & Tax Credits Insights

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