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The 2012 Edition of the Low-Income Housing Tax-Exempt Bond Handbook is a comprehensive, single-volume resource for all the regulations, guidance and legislation on the use of tax-exempt bonds in multifamily housing developments.

Handbooks and Booklets

The Novogradac Nonprofit Housing Developers Handbook introduces nonprofit organizations to the world of affordable housing development.

March 12, 2013
Podcast

In this week’s Tax Credit Tuesday podcast, Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, reveals the new release date for President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget and a recent Senate Budget Committee hearing on tax expenditures. In historic tax credit news, he discusses a chief counsel memorandum in which the Internal Revenue Service supports the appellate court’s Historic Boardwalk Hall decision and an Alabama bill that would create a state historic tax credit. In lowincome housing tax credit news, he discusses California’s FY 2013 income limits and its new Hold Harmless policy. In renewable energy tax credit news, he covers a letter from a bipartisan group of senators who have asked the IRS to clarify the production tax credit rules and shares a report that the IRS has set an internal deadline of March 31 to clarify “begin construction.” In new markets tax credit news, he discusses the CDFI Fund’s February Qualified Equity Investment Issuance report.

April 9, 2013
Podcast

Fiscal Year 2014 Budget; Congressional Hearings; Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Ceilings; National Council of State Housing Agencies LIHTC Utilization Data; Missouri LIHTC Audit; Alabama Historic Tax Credit; Qualified Equity Investment Issuance Report; Section 45 Reference Rate

May 7, 2013
Podcast

Joint Committee on Taxation Report; New Markets Tax Credit 2012 Allocation Agreement Template; Qualified Equity Investment Issuance; Historic Tax Credit Safe Harbor Guidance; 2013 Housing Landscape Report; Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers Executive Director; Section 1603 Annual Report

May 28, 2013
Podcast

Hurricane Sandy Tax Relief Bill (H.R. 2137); Historic Boardwalk Hall v. Commissioner; Historic Tax Credit Partnerships; Louisiana Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (H.B. 630); Minnesota Historic Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit; Missouri Historic Tax Credit Program; Louisiana New Markets Job Act (H.B. 726); Proposed Accounting Changes for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Investments; Massachusetts Housing Bond Bill (H. 3464); Enlisting the Sun: Powering the U.S. Military with Solar Energy.

June 25, 2013
Podcast

Tax Reform; Creating American Prosperity Through Preservation Act (S. 1141); Historic Boardwalk Hall Case; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 202 and Section 811; Novogradac Spring New Markets Tax Credit Conference Recording; Qualified Equity Investment Issuance Report; CDFI Bond Guarantee Program

Handbooks and Booklets

Now in its fourth edition, this booklet is an introduction to the basics of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The Introduction to Low-Income Housing Tax Credits provides a brief but substantive look into the background and structure of the LIHTC. It gives readers an opportunity to learn the LIHTC players, credit types and how they are awarded, how to apply for credits, the role that bonds play, how the LIHTC is calculated, how transactions are financed and how to comply with LIHTC rules. The booklet can be a primer for real estate professionals who are considering entering the world of LIHTC projects or a resource for the new hires at companies that have years of experience investing in, lending to, consulting for or producing affordable rental housing. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect today’s LIHTC landscape and market conditions, including the effect of the prospect of comprehensive tax reform and the minimum 9 percent rate on the LIHTC as well as updates on state caps, compliance regulations and more. Charts and illustrations have also been refined and updated. 

Handbooks and Booklets

Introduction to Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Fifth Edition 

Now in its fifth edition, this booklet is an introduction to the basics of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The Introduction to Low-Income Housing Tax Credits provides a brief but substantive look into the background and structure of the LIHTC.