Month: March 2018

TariffShark Updated with New Filing Types

For our enterprise TariffShark customers, software updates are available NOW for all TariffShark Hammerhead releases (4.1 and higher) and all TariffShark Tiger releases on TariffShark.com. This is a database-only update.

For our hosted customers, we will update your hosted servers in the next few days during the nightly server maintenance window. No action is required on your part.

Background and Details

On March 15, 2018, FERC took action to address changes in the income tax rates for the electric transmission and natural gas and oil pipeline companies that it regulates, stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The Commission’s news release provides an excellent summary of its actions with links to relevant notices, orders, and other resources.

In accordance with FERC’s recent actions, the following new Filing Types have been added to TariffShark:

TOFC (Code) Filing Title (Description) Filing Category Applies To
1430 FERC Form No. 501-G Report Compliance NGA Gas Pipelines
1440 Limited Sec 4 Tax Reduction Normal NGA Gas Pipelines
1450 Limited Tax Reduction Compliance Federal Power Act Electric (Traditional Cost of Service and Market Based Rates) Public Utilities

Today we are announcing the availability of TariffShark software releases that accommodate these Filing Type additions. Updated software, upgrade guides, and installation instructions are available NOW on the TariffShark website.

If you are currently running a recent TariffShark release, only your TariffShark database is affected by this update. Consult the TariffShark Releases page to assess the impact to your installation. If only your TariffShark database requires update, simply download and run the appropriate database installer to bring your TariffShark installation up to the latest release.

Please contact TariffShark Support at 847-252-1611 or at support@tariffshark.com if you have any questions or concerns.