Webinar Series


2024 MakeMore Webinar Series

The MakeMore Webinar Series seeks to provide relevant and content-rich webinars to FloridaMakes’ members and new members with the overall objective of assisting Florida’s manufacturers to grow their output while increasing their productivity, thereby increasing the share of manufacturing into the state’s GDP.  

MakeMore Webinar Series:Friday May 31, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST.

Tax Credit Opportunities for Manufacturers under IRC Sections 48C and 45X

Section 48C and 45X credits are powerful tax-saving opportunities offered under the Inflation Reduction Act for manufacturers investing in facilities and creating products for the clean energy supply chain. This session will cover how these credits operate, how they can be monetized, and important deadlines for claiming them.

 Key Takeaways:

  1. Understand the Section 48C project application process and key dates;

  2. Gain a deeper knowledge of Section 45X advanced manufacturing credit and eligible clean energy components;

  3.  Understand the potential overlap between the two tax credits and how to analyze which to pursue.

About the Speakers:

   Michael De Prima, JD, LLM


Clifton, Larson, Allen, LLP (CLA)

Michael leads CLA's Federal Tax Strategies and Inflation Reduction Act practices. He provides specialized tax services for clients across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, software, life sciences, and energy. Michael brings 15 years of experience in the areas of research tax credits, energy incentives, mergers and acquisitions, and fixed assets.

W. Ben Seeley, CPA, JD, MT

Manager, Tax

Clifton, Larson, Allen, LLP (CLA)

Ben has more than 20 years of legal, tax, and accounting experience. Ben’s practice focuses on research and development tax studies and green energy related tax incentives. Ben also has extensive experience in domestic federal and state taxation, mergers and acquisition, and income tax accounting for large and mid-sized companies in a broad range of industries. Ben also has significant experience in estate planning.

Michael C. Smith, EA, MST

Principal, National Tax Office

Clifton, Larson, Allen, LLP (CLA)

Mike Smith is a principal at CLA with over 30 years of experience in public accounting and at Fortune 100 companies. Most notably, Michael spent 10 years as a Senior Vice President in Wachovia’s Corporate Treasury and Tax Divisions, where he provided international and M&A tax consulting services to the Capital Markets Fixed Income & Derivatives and Corporate Treasury Divisions, and focused on the design and implementation of multi-billion dollar cross border financing and  investment transactions.