Tax Credit Tuesday Podcasts

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Each Tax Credit Tuesday, Novogradac & Company LLP's audio broadcast offers an in-depth weekly look at tax credit topics. A new episode is posted here and on the RSS Feed by 1 p.m. Pacific Time every Tuesday.

Published by Michael Novogradac on November 30, 2021

Federal tax legislation in 2017 limited the deductibility of state and local taxes for individuals to $10,000 per year–but subsequent IRS guidance and changes in state laws have provide an opportunity for taxpayers to select an alternative tax regime for savings. In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast, Michael Novogradac, CPA, Novogradac partner Tom Boman, CPA and Novogradac principal Reza Karim, CPA, discuss the options available to taxpayers. They present an overview of IRS Notice 2020-75, examine approaches by different states, show how those approaches work, explain how taxpayers qualify for options and look at other issues connected to state and local taxes.

Published by Michael Novogradac on November 23, 2021

Learn about the 2022 qualified census tract (QCT) and difficult development area (DDA) designations and what they mean for low-income housing tax credit developers and properties. In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast, Michael Novogradac, CPA, Novogradac partner Jim Kroger, CPA, and Novogradac manager Sun-Ae Woo, CPA, discuss observations about the 2022 designations and how the COVID-19 pandemic may have affected those designations. They also discuss action items for developers depending on how the 2022 designation will affect their properties.

Published by Michael Novogradac on November 16, 2021

Operating expenses for low-income housing tax credit-financed properties faced significant changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and the Novogradac Multifamily Rental Housing Operating Expense Report examines those trends. Michael Novogradac, CPA, discusses the report and its implications with Blair Kincer, MAI, CRE (LEED). They discuss the overall trends in operating expenses for 2020, look at what expense categories were most affected by the pandemic and the look at how listeners can use the report for evaluating portfolios or individual properties.

Published by Novogradac on November 9, 2021

Opportunity zones (OZ) rules are straightforward and manageable for those who understand them and who work with them regularly, but those who are inexperienced in OZs may be unaware of potential pitfalls from which it can be difficult or nearly impossible to recover. Michael Novogradac, CPA, and Novogradac’s managing partner, discusses with Novogradac partner John Sciarretti, CPA, how newcomers can navigate basic OZ issues. They start with an overview of OZ financing, then discuss how to start a qualified opportunity fund and how to avoid compliance pitfalls.

Published by Michael Novogradac on November 2, 2021

The framework of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan, released last week, would provide about $550 billion for green energy investment. In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast, Michael Novogradac, CPA, and Novogradac partner Tony Grappone, CPA, discuss the implications of that potential legislation for renewable energy developers. They discuss what questions developers are asking about the current framework and what they should be doing now, supply-chain issues that have arisen since the COVID-19 pandemic and possibilities in repowering existing renewable energy properties. They also discuss the role of storage and how developers should view that option.

Published by Michael Novogradac on October 26, 2021

If enacted as proposed, the Neighborhood Homes Tax Credit would make about $2 billion in annual tax credit authority available nationwide. In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast, Michael Novogradac, CPA, and Novogradac housing policy consultant Mark Shelburne discuss considerations for state allocating agencies as they prepare for potential enactment of the Neighborhood Homes Tax Credit. They discuss Neighborhood Homes Tax Credit basics, how the incentive compares and contrasts with the low-income housing tax credit, issues for allocating agencies to consider about administration and next steps for allocating agencies, developers and investors.

Published by Michael Novogradac on October 19, 2021

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast, Michael Novogradac, CPA, and George Barlow, CPA, discuss how developers who use federal historic tax credit (HTC) equity in their transactions should address potential legislative changes in the HTC. They look at how this is similar to the period of uncertainty about IRC Section 50(d) income, how effective dates come into play and what to specifically address in negotiations for current or future transactions.

Published by Michael Novogradac on October 12, 2021

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast, Michael Novogradac, CPA, and Thomas Stagg, CPA, discuss how a major U.S. Census Bureau announcement will affect income and rent limits for many affordable housing properties in 2023. They discuss how these changes will affect low-income housing tax credit properties and what property owners should do about these changes.

Published by Michael Novogradac on October 5, 2021

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast, Michael Novogradac, CPA, and Novogradac partner Jeff Nishita, CPA, discuss how developers and investors who are new to the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) can use the incentive finance affordable housing for low-income families and individuals. They discuss 4% and 9% LIHTCs, how LIHTC developers are compensated for their work and for the risks they assume, general tips for first-time LIHTC developers and action items for LIHTC developers to get started.

Published by Michael Novogradac on September 28, 2021

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast, Michael Novogradac, CPA, and Novogradac partners Amanda Read, CPA, and Brent Parker, CPA, discuss the 2021 Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) award round, which opened recently and has several approaching deadlines. They discuss the $380 million CMF round, including how it differs from previous rounds. They then talk about who is eligible to participate in the Capital Magnet Fund, next steps for interested applicants and how to make an application more competitive.