August 6, 2013

Published by Michael Novogradac on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 1:00pm

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, discusses lawmakers’ responses to Sens. Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch’s request for tax reform proposals, a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration audit of the potential for improper or fraudulent bond tax credit claims and upcoming legislative deadlines. In low-income housing tax credit news, he alerts listeners to legislation introduced to make permanent a fixed floor for the 9 percent and 4 percent tax credits and to increase LIHTC allocations to tribal areas, as well as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s release of its proposed fiscal year 2014 fair market rents. In historic tax credit news, he reveals the results of the National Park Service and Rutgers University’s 2012 report on the use of HTCs and Vermont’s award of its 2014 Downtown Historic Tax Credits. In new markets tax credit news, he encourages listeners to sign on to the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition’s advocacy letter to support the NMTC program, to participate in a user survey on the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund website and to submit the paperwork necessary to participate in the 2013 and 2014 allocation rounds. In renewable energy tax credit news, he shares the Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s sixth annual report on solar installation trends.