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Thursday, August 4, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED) Aug. 3 announced $5 million in state historic tax credits (HTCs) awarded to 25 recipients for the fiscal year 2021-2022 round. PA DCED in a blog post estimated the properties will generate $177 million in rehabilitation expenditures. The next awards round will open Oct. 1.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Legislation in Rhode Island to require all entities that receive the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit pay prevailing wages to construction workers became law when Gov. Daniel McKee took no action within 10 days after adjournment of the Legislature. H.B. 7985 applies to all applications for that credit, which includes the state historic tax credit (HTC) and a credit for mixed-use developments in opportunity zones (OZs) that support new affordable or workforce housing. The legislation provides for the revocation of Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credits for a failure to meet the requirements.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Legislation signed into law by Delaware Gov. John Carney extends the annual $8 million allocation for state historic tax credits (HTCs) by one year. H. 475 provides the allocation of HTCs through fiscal year 2028. This was the fourth consecutive year the Legislature extended the period of the credits since the annual cap was increased from $6.5 million to $8 million in 2018.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation this week to temporarily expand and enhance the state’s opportunity zones (OZ) tax credits and temporarily double the state’s annual historic tax credit (HTC) cap. S.B. 225 increases funding for OZ tax credits for investments in qualified opportunity funds (QOFs) that hold all assets in Ohio OZs. That amount goes from $50 million to $75 million for 2022 and 2023 before dropping back to $50 million in 2024 and settling at $25 million annually thereafter. Investors without state tax liability can now transfer the OZ credit. The bill also temporarily increases the state HTC cap from $60 million to $120 million for fiscal years 2023 and 2024 and increases the tax credit percentage for those years from 25% to 35% for any county, township or municipal corporation with a population of less than 300,000.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The proposed global minimum tax and its potential effect on community development tax credit equity investments is the subject of this week’s Novogradac Tax Credit Tuesday podcast episode. Michael Novogradac, CPA, and Novogradac partner Brad Elphick, CPA, discuss the proposal and potential approaches to mitigate the damage to tax credit equity investment. They also examine next steps in the proposal and for community development tax credit stakeholders. Novogradac has also published a white paper on the subject called Pillar Two and Tax Credit Equity Investments and is seeking public comment on the paper. Comments may be sent to [email protected]

The weekly Tax Credit Tuesday podcast offers an in-depth discussion of various tax incentive topics with expert guests.

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