October 8, 2019
In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, talks about draft forms and instructions for forms 1040 and 1099-B relating to opportunity zones, and the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council’s website for stakeholders that launched last week. Then he provides an update on when we can expect updated regulations for opportunity zones to be released, and mentions that issues concerning updated regulations have been discussed in a blog post and will be discussed in an upcoming conference. Next he shares highlights from the Novogradac 2019 Credit and Bond Financing for Affordable Housing Conference including Developments of Distinction award winners and important information from panel discussions and sessions including a case study of the average income test. After that, he discusses new model forms for state compliance agencies released by the National Council of State Housing Agencies, and upgrades in how much Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae can retain in capital reserves as a step towards moving them out of conservatorship. Then, he talks about the updated new markets tax credit application and FAQ released by the CDFI Fund, and legislation that was introduced to reinstate the Section 45L credit that expired at the end of 2017. Finally, he talks about a Wisconsin bill that was introduced to increase the tax benefit for investors in qualified opportunity funds.