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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation this week that clarifies laws on certain tax credits concerning community development. H.B. 2433 increases the limit of the total amount of outstanding affordable housing lender tax credits allowed in any fiscal year to $35 million (from $25 million) from Jan. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2025. A qualification for this credit is expanded to include loan proceeds used to finance certification construction, development, acquisition or rehabilitation of housing if such preserved housing is or will be occupied by households earning no more than 80% of the area median income (AMI) and subject to a rental assistance contract limiting a tenant’s rent to no more than 30% of their income.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced this week that it will propose rescinding its 2020 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rule and will work with the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to modernize CRA regulations. The three agencies oversee regulations concerning the CRA. An interagency statement said they will work jointly to “strengthen and modernize regulations implementing” the CRA.

Monday, July 19, 2021

A tax budget trailer bill signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom extends the state’s historic tax credit (HTC) by one year. A.B. 150 includes a provision that extends the sunset date of the HTC from taxable years that start on or before Jan. 1, 2026, to those starting on or before Jan. 1, 2027. California’s state HTC is for 20% of qualified rehabilitation expenses (QREs), with a 5% bonus for certain types of property. There is a $50 million annual cap, with a $2 million set-aside for residences and an $8 million set-aside for developments with QREs of $1 million or less.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, and several colleagues in the House of Representatives today introduced three bills that would represent a historic investment in housing, urging that the legislation be included in a budget reconciliation bill that may be considered by Congress.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) will consider requests from developers for additional low-income housing credits (LIHTCs) for properties that face construction cost increases due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Program Bulletin #21-003, the MHC said it would consider requests for properties that were awarded credits in 2019 and 2020, with an additional-award limit of 15% of the original credit award. The bulletin outlined what must be included in the requests and said the requests must be submitted by email before the close of business Aug. 2. The award recommendations will be submitted for approval at the Sept. 8 MHC board meeting and will be funded from the 2023 annual LIHTC authority.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that creates a state low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) worth at least 50% of the federal credit. S.B. 1124 sets an annual state LIHTC cap of $4 million. The state LIHTC can be allocated among the partners, members or shareholders and can be carried forward up to five years. Properties placed in service on or after June 30, 2022, are eligible for the credit and the state LIHTC sunsets Dec. 31, 2025.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed legislation July 6 extending the state’s low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) through Dec. 31, 2027. H.B. 80 also clarifies when and how taxpayer partners may claim the LIHTC on state taxes, regardless of whether the partner is deemed to be a partner for federal income tax purposes. The legislation is applicable after Dec. 31, 2020, and requires an IRS Form 8609 to claim the credit.

Industry-Leading LIHTC Guide
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Handbook is the authoritative guide for affordable rental housing owners, developers, managers and investors, and the professionals who counsel them.
Comprehensive NMTC Insights and Information
From application and financing to development and compliance, the Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Handbook is your definitive guide to the new markets tax credit (NMTC).
Essential Historic Rehabilitation Resource
The Novogradac Historic Rehabilitation Handbook contains the most current guidance on rehabilitating historic properties with the historic tax credit.