Mark E. Battersby

Freelance Writer

Mark Battersby is a freelance writer based in Ardmore, Pa. For more than 25 years, his tax and financial features have appeared in ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR and other leading trade publications.

Articles by Mark E. Battersby

April 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a nearly $800 billion stimulus package, including nearly $300 billion in potential tax savings. This massive bill provides immediate relief to both individuals and businesses with most of the tax incentives retroactive to Jan. 1, 2009. Most of the $280 billion in tax relief is concentrated within the next two years. READ MORE
July 2006
After many months of wrangling, the $70-billion, Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2006 is now a reality. READ MORE
September 2005
It may come as a surprise to many electrical contractors who use vans and light trucks in their operations, but it is difficult to fully recover the costs of those vehicles under our tax rules. Even with the tax cuts of recent years, it is still almost impossible to fully recover the cost of those vehicles through tax write-offs. READ MORE
March 2002
There are a number of changes in the 2002 National Electrical Code (NEC) regarding Metal-Clad (Type MC) Cable that should be reviewed before your next electrical project. In the 1999 NEC, Article 334 covered Type MC Cable; however, in the 2002 NEC, Type MC Cable has been relocated into Article 330. Until you become familiar with the new location in the NEC, it may take some searching to find it. READ MORE