Tax Credit Tuesday Podcasts

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 July 17, 2018

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, provides an update on Treasury appropriations legislation [2:40] and when listeners can expect Treasury to release opportunity zones guidance [3:20]. Then, he revisits an important discussion on why a tax credit structure for the new markets tax credit subsidy is more efficient than a proposed grant replacement program [6:40]. After that, he discusses information about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Duty-to-Serve plans [9:49]. He wraps up today’s podcast with an announcement from the CDFI Fund about new markets tax credit allocation application reviewers for 2018 and news about the state historic tax credit programs in Missouri and Delaware [11:20].

Published by Michael Novogradac on July 10, 2018

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, shares some news about two notices concerning the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration program [1:39]. He also provides information about a recent Opportunity Zones Coalition letter requesting guidance from the Treasury Department and IRS concerning opportunity zones [5:01]. He wraps up this week’s episode with a roundup of other industry headlines [9:31].

Published by Michael Novogradac on July 3, 2018

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, shares an announcement from the CDFI Fund on issues with its Community Investment Impact System [1:59]. Then, he provides an update on the status of Republican plans to roll out a second round of proposed tax cuts [2:37]. After that, he shares how a proposal by the Trump administration to reorganize federal agencies could affect departments that administer housing and community development programs [4:18]. He also has a brief recap of the HUD oversight hearing last week for the House Financial Services Committee and discusses a new bill to restore HUD fair housing tools [6:56]. Then, he discusses a quick update on the nomination of a new IRS commissioner [7:43]. He wraps wrap up the episode with a roundup of industry headlines related to opportunity zones and the wind production tax credit [8:19].

Published by Michael Novogradac on June 26, 2018

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, shares an update on legislation to cut funding for critical affordable housing and community development programs [2:18]. After that, he discusses a Senate committee hearing to consider the nomination of Charles Rettig as the next IRS commissioner [3:41]. Then, he talks about a bill advanced by the Senate Appropriations Committee to provide fiscal year 2019 appropriations for financial services and general government appropriations [5:14], followed by highlights from the annual State of the Nation’s Housing report [6:21]. In renewable energy news, he outlines new guidance from the IRS on begin-construction requirements (Notice 2018-59) for the investment tax credit [8:33]. He wraps up this week’s episode with a roundup of other industry headlines related to opportunity zones, fair housing and a Massachusetts State Supreme Court ruling on a nonprofit’s right of first refusal to purchase a low-income housing tax credit property [9:53].

Published by Michael Novogradac on June 19, 2018

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, talks about the latest news on reforming the Community Reinvestment Act [2:10] and some recommendations for the IRS on clarifying income-averaging requirements [3:33]. He also discusses the final round of opportunity zones designations [4:45] and the recently updated opportunity zones frequently asked questions page [5:27]. He also talks about a new bill that could help strengthen the federal historic tax credit [7:32] and he’ll have an update on efforts to increase appropriations for the CDFI Fund [9:14]. Finally, he shares a roundup of other industry headlines, including news about Section 8 renewal funding inflation factors, the 2018 round of the CDFI Bond Guarantee program and more [10:02].

Published by Michael Novogradac on June 12, 2018

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, shares some insights from the NMTC Coalition’s Bob Rapoza on a possible vehicle for new markets tax credit extender legislation. He also provides updates on the recently revised new markets tax credit allocation application and FAQs document. After that, he discusses the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Transportation-HUD funding bill and efforts by a House Democratic group to increase affordable housing funding. Finally, he shares some news on Housing Trust Fund allocations and new guidance on California’s state low-income housing tax credit.

Published by Michael Novogradac on June 5, 2018

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, discusses a revised low-income housing tax credit Form 8609 that reflects the new income averaging minimum set aside [2:04], as well as how a change in Missouri’s state leadership can affect the state’s low-income housing tax credit and historic tax credit [4:27]. He also talks about changes to the Community Reinvestment Act suggested by a group of Democratic senators [8:08]. Then, he briefly touches on the status of a HUD appropriations bill for 2019 [9:29]. After that, he shares some other affordable housing, community development and historic preservation headlines from the past week [10:48].

Published by Michael Novogradac on May 29, 2018

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, talks about Brian Montgomery’s confirmation as Federal Housing Administration commissioner [2:15]. He also shares details about the recently enacted banking regulatory reform bill (S. 2155) [3:50], about a recent hearing on reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac [5:26], and shares information on a fiscal year 2019 financial services appropriations bill [7:07]. After that, he discusses some important news about the new markets tax credit allocation electronic application. And from there, he provides information about a couple of Financial Services Committee bills and about HUD Capital Fund allocations. He closes with an update on Colorado’s state low-income housing tax credit [8:26].

Published by Michael Novogradac on May 22, 2018

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, shares some insights from the25th Annual Novogradac Affordable Housing Conference last week [2:41]. Then, he talks briefly about the latest opportunity zone designations [4:50]. After that, he goes over the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2018 (H.R. 5793) [5:39], some fair housing announcements from HUD [7:10] and a couple of upcoming hearings on tax reform and housing finance reform [7:55]. Then, he shares some state-level news on the Wisconsin state low-income housing tax credit and the Missouri state historic tax credit, as well as an affordable housing resident report [8:52].

Published by Michael Novogradac on May 15, 2018

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, tells listeners what they need to know about the new markets tax credit application period that opened last week [1:22]. He also shares some news about legislation introduced last week to rescind more than $15 billion in budget authority and explains how it affects some housing and community development programs [4:51]. The he discusses an upcoming tax reform hearing [7:37]. After that, he shares some news about fair housing, the 2018 round of the Capital Magnet Fund and the latest qualified equity investment issuance report [9:57].