SEN. COBURN PROPOSES ELIMINATING LIHTC, NMTC, HTC AND RETCs

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 7:45am

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., yesterday released the proposal “Back in Black: A Deficit Reduction Plan,” his outline for the federal government to reduce the deficit by $9 trillion over the next 10 years. The 614-page plan calls for the elimination of nearly $1 trillion in tax expenditures in a section entitled “Reforming Tax Expenditures & Ending Special Giveaways.” Among other tax incentives, the proposal would eliminate the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), new markets tax credit (NMTC), historic preservation tax credit (HTC) and renewable energy tax credits (RETCs). 

Tune in to today’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast to hear Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, discuss this proposal and its prospects within the context of the ongoing debt ceiling and deficit reduction talks in Washington, D.C.