December 8, 2009 |
Dear Karen: I have heard that companies that "go green" are eligible for tax credits. How do I qualify? Answer: Installing solar energy systems, new lighting, insulation and energy efficient upgrades at your company can help you qualify for rebates, tax credits and property tax exclusions. Participating in California's Million Solar Roofs Initiative may qualify your company for a 30% federal tax credit and various utility rebates. Los Angeles County and California in general have been at the forefront of green initiatives since the 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act, said Dan Fuller, a partner who specializes in green energy at accounting firm BDO Seidman.
May 31, 2012 |
Nearly 4,400 small businesses in California will share in $3.5 million in rebates from insurance giant UnitedHealth Group Inc. this summer as insurers nationwide prepare to return millions of dollars to customers as a key benefit of the federal healthcare law kicks in. The first of these California rebates, amounting to about $98 each for nearly 36,000 small-business employees and dependents covered by UnitedHealth, comes because the company's spending...
February 14, 2008 |
About 20 million Social Security recipients and other Americans who aren't required to file tax returns will need to do just that if they want to get rebate checks under the economic stimulus package signed into law Wednesday. The Internal Revenue Service said it would conduct a sweeping program to publicize the requirement to file a return, but some experts said many people eligible for rebates would fall through the cracks.
September 11, 1986
A recent City Council decision has made many low-income elderly and disabled tenants eligible for rebates on monthly rental surcharges from the city's Rent Stabilization Department. Tenants who are disabled or over age 62 are eligible for a rebate if their annual household incomes are $10,000 or less (one wage earner) or $11,500 or less (two wage earners). Those who qualify will receive a $48 refund of the surcharge that tenants pay landlords over the year.
September 3, 2003 |
DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler unit, the third-largest U.S. automaker, is adding incentives to most 2004 models to compete with General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. and reverse a 4.7% sales decline this year. "Instead of following, we're trying to aggressively set the pattern for incentives," spokesman James Kenyon said. The rebates, from $500 to $3,000 on almost all 2004 models, replace incentives of up to $2,000 offered on nine models in August, Kenyon said.
August 16, 1993 |
Safeco Corp. plans to pay $40 million to its California insurance customers in order to settle a four-year fight with state regulators. The payout was required under Proposition 103, a 1988 state ballot measure that required insurance rate reductions and some premium rebates. Since then, several companies have been arguing with California regulators over the amount of the rebate. A company spokeswoman said Seattle-based Safeco spent $2 million in outside legal fees on the fight.
August 14, 1991 |
State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi and the state Office of Administrative Law reconciled their differences Tuesday and the office approved, one day after the original deadline, Garamendi's emergency regulations for ordering Proposition 103 premium rebates to millions of California policyholders. The agreement gives Garamendi the go-ahead to announce the first general rebate figures on Thursday.
June 10, 1992 |
For the third time, an appointee of Gov. Pete Wilson has blocked state Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi's embattled program to hasten the delivery of more than $2 billion in long-promised rebates to millions of California motorists, it was announced Tuesday. Wilson twice before reversed identical actions by Marz Garcia, director of the state Office of Administrative Law, on the politically sensitive issue of insurance premium rebates.
September 2, 1998 |
Hefty discounts to move out 1998 models helped Chrysler Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Corp. post higher U.S. sales in August, according to figures released by auto makers Tuesday. Honda Motor Co. was a major exception to the upward trend. Chrysler said its sales rose 4% from a year ago, better than analysts expected. Its car sales were up 17%, due to rebates of $1,000 and $1,500 on its mid-size cars and strong sales of its new generation of full-size sedans. The No.
October 10, 1991 |
A Northern California medical malpractice insurer Wednesday became the first company to reach a deal with Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi to voluntarily return money to customers in compliance with the rollback provisions of Proposition 103. NORCAL Mutual, which insures about 9,000 doctors, entered into a formal agreement to return $19.9 million to California customers who held policies in 1989. The rebates will include about $4.5 million in accrued interest.