Mark Cuthbertson | Law & Economics

Welcome to Councilman Mark Cuthbertson's Economics Site

Category: Economics (Page 2 of 2)

What is the Solar Tax Credit & Why Is It Beneficial?

Near the end of 2015, Congress approved the 2016 federal spending bill and extended the solar panel tax credit. This was helpful to solar companies, industry advocates and even homeowners because the bill had a 5-year solar tax credit extension. As a result, solar energy became more affordable for all Americans. The federal solar tax […]

Renewable Energy Has The Power To Create Jobs

When we think of the benefits of renewable energy, we typically think of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and saving the environment. While renewable energy does help the environment, many people overlook the economic and social benefits of renewable energy. A 2015 renewable energy and jobs report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency found that […]

The Impact Of Temporary Work

In today’s economy, working a temporary job has become more and more popular. And what’s more: the demand for temps is higher now than it has ever been. But that doesn’t mean that temping is thought of as the ideal career. The temp industry is now providing work for about 2.9 million people. This makes […]

Taxes and the Elderly: Here’s What You Should Know

This year, the federal tax deadline is Monday, April 18. For elderly members of our country, there are few things to consider with regard to filing, meeting all legal requirements, or seeking necessary deductions as a result of unique situations.  If you’re like the 41% of Americans who wait until the last few weeks to […]

The Evolution of New York City’s 421-a Tax Exemption

In the 1970’s, 421-a was created to stimulate housing development at a time when residential construction rates were dropping in New York City. In exchange for constructing new housing, the city agreed to make owners exempt from paying the increase in property taxes that resulted from the new construction for anywhere from 10-25 years. Once […]

Page 2 of 2

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén