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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Legislation to be introduced in the New York Assembly Wednesday would allow the state historic tax credit (HTC) to be transferred. A. 899 would apply to the state’s 20% HTC and would be applicable to taxable years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2022.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Wednesday that reinstates the state historic tax credit (HTC) through the end of 2030. S.B. 54 grants a state HTC for 25% of qualified rehabilitation expenses, with a statewide cap of $5 million and a per-taxpayer cap of $2 million.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives would limit the ability of high-income taxpayers to benefit from tax deductions through syndicated conservation easement transactions–while providing a different timeline than a similar bill in the Senate when it comes to preserving historic buildings. H.R. 8842 is similar to a S. 4751, which was introduced in September.

Friday, December 4, 2020

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking requesting comment on its approach to determine Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) measurement thresholds.

Monday, November 30, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden today formally nominated Janet Yellen to be his Secretary of the Treasury. Yellen, the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve from 2014-2018, would be the 78th Treasury Secretary and first woman to hold the position if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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