Sept. 6, 2022: How Qualified Active Low-Income Community Businesses Can Attract NMTC Financing

Published by Michael Novogradac on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 3:15pm

The new markets tax credit (NMTC) incentive provides $5 billion a year in allocation authority to community development entities (CDEs) to support businesses in low-income communities or those that support low-income people. As a qualified active low-income community business (QALICB), there are standards to meet and competition with which to contend to receive the financing. In this week’s podcast, the 750th of Tax Credit Tuesday and the first of a three-part NMTC series, Michael Novogradac, CPA, and Novogradac partner Nicolo Pinoli, CPA, discuss the standards and provide tips for businesses to be more competitive to receive such financing. They examine the big picture of the incentive and go over the qualifications to be a QALICB before looking at the amount of financing available and the competition to receive NMTC financing. After they, they examine what businesses should consider at the start of transaction in which they’d like to receive NMTC financing, share key points in the timeline and discuss at what CDEs are looking for when they decide which businesses in which to invest.