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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 2:30AM

President George W. Bush today signed the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, calling it a "booster shot" for the American economy. The package includes tax rebate checks for individuals, incentives for business investment, and an increase in conforming and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan limits.

One of the incentives for business investment would allow businesses to deduct 50 percent of the cost of qualifying property placed in service in 2008. Under this provision, owners of a low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) property placed in service in 2008 may be able to deduct up to 50 percent of the cost of personal property and land improvements. Click here for Novogradac & Company LLP's analysis of the availability of the bonus depreciation for LIHTC properties.

The economic stimulus package and its provisions, as well as the possibility that additional stimulus legislation could be introduced, will a topic of discussion at Novogradac & Company LLP's upcoming conferences.

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