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 December 10, 2019

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, talks about what to expect from opportunity zones guidance submitted by the Treasury Department to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Then, he discusses the opportunity zones reporting bill, or the IMPACT Act, that was introduced last week. Next, he provides an update on the Novogradac Opportunity Funds Listing, and recaps some important highlights of the Novogradac 2019 Tax Credit Housing Finance Conference. He also discusses potential year-end tax deals to expect as the government approaches another funding deadline, and talks about final regulations for BEAT that were released by the IRS last week. In other news, he talks about the Renewable Energy Investment Act of 2019 that was introduced in the House, and shares that the U.S. Department of Education will be giving priority to grant applications that propose to serve opportunity zones. Finally, he talks about the application for the Multifamily Coal Trust Homes Program in Montana.

Published by Michael Novogradac on December 3, 2019

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, shares an update on year-end tax legislation and federal appropriations as well as updates on CRA reform. He then discusses the expected shortage of private activity bonds for several states, specifically California. Next, he provides details on affordable housing plans released by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Finally he talks about a bill that was introduced in South Carolina that would create a low-income housing tax credit for properties in opportunity zones. 

Published by Michael Novogradac on November 26, 2019

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, provides an update on legislation that was introduced to repeal the opportunity zones incentive. Next, he shares insight into democratic presidential candidate affordable housing plans as well as a bill that was introduced that would bar jurisdictions form using a high-housing cost adjustment to calculate area median income. Then, he discusses income and rent limits for 2020 and 2021, and the operating cost adjustment factors for 2020. He closes with a roundup of news on the Community Reinvestment Act, opportunity zones, public housing and Wisconsin’s low-income housing tax credit allocation plan.

Published by Michael Novogradac on November 19, 2019

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, gives an update for Federal appropriations too avoid a government shutdown and OCC plans to release an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on CRA before the end of the year. Next, he covers several infrastructure plans including Peter DeFazio’s infrastructure bill, the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019, as well as presidential candidate Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. Then he discusses the Opportunity Zone Reform Act that was introduced in the House, and the Opportunity Zones Diversity Bill that was introduced last week. He also talks about the Immigrant Investor Program Reform Act and the Incubator Act of 2019, both of which encourage investment in opportunity zones. Next, he talks about plans for House Democrats to introduce legislation to extend expire and expiring renewable energy incentives. He also gives an update on the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Finally, he discusses a Notes from Novogradac blog post on the rate of cost-burdened households in older-age groups.

Published by Michael Novogradac on November 12, 2019

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, talks about opportunity zones reporting legislation that was introduced in the House and Senate last week. Next, he discusses an investigation into the legitimacy of an opportunity zone designation in Nevada, and shares highlights from the 2019 Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Tax Credits Fall Conference. Then, he discusses presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s affordable housing plan that was released last week, and then talks about Apple’s affordable housing commitment. He also talks about 2020 state low-income housing tax credit and private activity bond caps for 2020 released by the IRS. He then talks about a blog post discussing the annual private activity bond cap report and a blog post describing estimates of median income changes projected over the next two years. Finally, he discusses a new frequently asked questions document published by HUD on the Rental Assistance Demonstration, and a letter advocating extension of expired clean energy tax incentives.

Published by Michael Novogradac on November 5, 2019

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, talks about the HUD appropriations bill for 2020 that was passed by the Senate as well as a more general status of 2020 appropriations legislation. He also discusses Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s duty-to-serve requirements and how they exceeded their 2018 requirements. Next, he discusses the 2019 low-income housing tax credit national pool, then he shares insight into the IRS draft Form 8996 that was recently released for qualified opportunity funds. Then, he talks about the Housing for Homeless Students Act of 2019 and the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee’s recommendation to make the February 2020 round for tax-exempt bonds competitive. Finally, he discusses an extension of the North Carolina state historic tax credit.

Published by Michael Novogradac on October 29, 2019

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, discusses highlights from the Novogradac 2019 Opportunity Zones Fall Conference, and shares an update on the Novogradac Opportunity Funds Listing. Then, he talks about comment letters that the Novogradac OZ Working Group sent to the Federal Reserve and the OCC. Next, he shares some insight on recently announced 2020 DDAs and QCTs, and discusses a recent report on HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration. He then talks about the Council of Development Finance Agencies report on multifamily and single-family tax-exempt private activity bond issuance for 2018, and companion bills, known as the HOME Act that were introduced in Congress. Next he discusses the FHFA request for public comment on proposed changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie mac, and talks about HUD’s announcement that the Real Estate Assessment Center will not adopt the Accounting Standards Update 2016-18. Then he shares insight into a letter sent to Congress from 231 mayors asking for passage of the Renewable Energy Extension Act, and discusses Oklahoma and Missouri state historic tax credit rulings and updates. Finally, he talks about an opportunity zones initiative launched in Virginia.

Published by Michael Novogradac on October 22, 2019

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, talks about the introduction of the Senate version of the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act, or the HTC-GO Act. Then he talks about HUD’s release of difficult development areas and qualified census tracts for 2020, and introduction of Sen. Kamala Harris’ Ending Homelessness Act of 2019. Next he shares highlights from the Novogradac 2019 New Markets Tax Credit Fall Conference, including keynote speakers and informative panels on the extension of the new markets tax credit incentive through 2020. He also shares information on the Home Energy Savings Act (S. 2588) to extend the Section 25C credit and the New Home Energy Efficiency Act (S. 2595) to extend the Section 45L tax credit. Finally, he discusses House Bill 532 for opportunity zones investments in Wisconsin, and shares what to expect at the Novogradac 2019 Opportunity Zones Fall Conference.

Published by Michael Novogradac on October 15, 2019

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday Podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, gives an update for the IRS priority guidance plan for 2019-2020. Then talks about Brian Montgomery’s expected nomination for HUD Deputy Secretary, and shares an update on the fourth revision to the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program. Next he talks about opportunity zone news including anticipated opportunity zones regulations updates, a HUD-proposed opportunity zones certification form and funding granted by the Department of Education to help schools in opportunity zones. He then talks about the 2019 Novogradac Opportunity Zones Fall Conference, and the housing plans of two Democratic presidential candidates, Michael Bennet and Beto O’Rourke. He discusses HUD’s shutdown contingency plan and the establishment of an expedited review process for relief requests from HUD requirements for public housing agencies in major disaster areas. He also talks about the Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019. Finally, he shares two updates from the state of California on the state historic tax credit and final proposed regulations for the California state LIHTC.

Published by Michael Novogradac on 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.