On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) into law. ARRA contained $787 billion of tax incentives and spending provisions intended to revitalize the economy. The provisions ranged from significant relief for businesses that restructure their debt to those that encourage individuals to make investments in houses and cars. Of note are a number of incentives for investments in energy alternatives to gas and oil.
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