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Friday, December 7, 2018

The West Virginia Tax Department amended, effective Dec. 31, certain regulations for its state historic tax credit (HTC). The amendments include changes to regulations concerning the distribution of the credit for ownership groups, the transfer of the credit, the results of being in arrears in payment of other taxes and more.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The National Trust for Historic Preservation published a report, “State Historic Tax Credits: Maximizing Preservation, Community Revitalization, and Economic Impact,” to serve as a guide for state and local policy makers to understand the benefits of historic rehabilitation and key factors to structure an effective state historic tax credit (HTC) program.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today released a list of 28 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that became public in November. Twenty-five were rated satisfactory and three were outstanding. The list contains only national banks, federal savings associations and insured federal branches of foreign banks that have received ratings.

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Novogradac Opportunity Zones Working Group this week submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) a priority request for further opportunity zones (OZ) guidance. The letter said that taxpayer uncertainty around issues unaddressed by proposed guidance released Oct. 19 hinders investment in OZs.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) evaluation schedule for the first and second quarters of 2019. The OCC invites public comment on national banks and federal savings associations scheduled for CRA evaluation. The OCC said it would consider all public comments received until the close of the CRA evaluation.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service today issued Revenue Procedure 2018-59, which provides a safe harbor for taxpayers to treat certain infrastructure trades or businesses as real property trades or businesses solely to qualify under Internal Revenue Code Section 163(j)(7)(B). That election makes the expense not subject to the limitation on business interest expense in the 2017 tax reform legislation.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Federal Housing Finance Agency will publish in the Federal Register Wednesday its final rule to amend regulations for the Federal Home Loan Banks’ Affordable Housing Program (AHP).

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.
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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.