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Tax Considerations for Oil and Gas in a Low Price Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has put many oil and gas companies in financially difficult positions. In response to low oil prices and a decline in earnings, oil and gas companies should understand several tax provisions that could help them increase liquidity by producing a tax refund, reducing tax liability or deferring…

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Rob Myatt, CPA is the partner-in-charge, Energy Services, for Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the southwest. He is an active member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also an active member of the Council of Petroleum Accountants Society (COPAS) and the Young Professionals in Energy of Dallas. Myatt holds a master
of science in tax accounting and a bachelor of business administration in accounting, both from Texas Tech University. He can be reached at rob.myatt@weaver.com.

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