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Aug. 24, 2021: Same Test but New Challenges with 50% Test for Tax-Exempt Bonds
In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast, Michael Novogradac, CPA, Novogradac partner Jim Kroger, CPA, and Novogradac principal Melissa Chung, CPA, discuss the 50% test for affordable rental housing properties financed by private activity bond (PABs) and 4% low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs). They discuss how the 50% test works, potential complications, what developers can do to avoid failing the test, when to check in and options if failure occurs. They also discuss federal efforts to reduce the 50% test and the implications of that change.