Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Tesla Energy Solutions (fka SolarCity) and Novogradac & Company LLP
Current Parent Company: 
Tesla Inc.
Penalty: 
$13,000,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
October 11, 2018
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
tax violations
Violation Description: 

Oregon received $13 million in a settlement with solar developer Tesla Energy Solutions (formerly known as SolarCity) and its accounting firm, Novogradac & Company LLP resolving allegations that they submitted false applications to the Oregon Department of Energy, resulting in more than $10 million in unjustified Business Energy Tax Credits.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Oregon Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Oregon
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles and energy
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Parent company note: 
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