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Beginning of Construction for Sections 45 and 48; Extension of Continuity Safe Harbor to Address Delays Related to COVID-19

May 27, 2020 IRS Newsroom Tax

Notice 2020-41 clarifies and modifies the guidance provided in prior IRS notices regarding the beginning of construction for sections 45 and 48. Specifically, the notice extends the Continuity Safe Harbor for both the production tax credit for renewable energy facilities under section 45 and the investment tax credit for energy property under § 48 for projects that began construction in either calendar years 2016 or 2017. This notice also provides a 3½ Month Safe Harbor for services or property paid for by the taxpayer on or after September 16, 2019 and received by October 15, 2020.


Notice 2020-41 will be in IRB:  2020-25, dated 6/15/2020.

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