Novogradac Private Activity Bond and 4% LIHTC Overview Webinar (June 2021)

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
June 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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This webinar airs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT)

This course presents an overview of the major accounting concepts associated with the use of private activity bonds and 4 percent low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) to finance affordable multifamily rental housing properties.

Praise from Past Attendees


Charles Rhuda, CPA

Matt Lockhart, CPA

Wayne Michael, CPA, NPCC, HCCP
Senior Director of Education

Topics Covered

  • Overview of affordable housing finance and need for debt and equity
  • Overview of public (tax-exempt) vs. private (taxable) bonds
  • Introduction to Internal Revenue Code Section 142(d) and private-activity tax-exempt bonds
  • Players in a bond transaction
    • Borrower, issuer, underwriter, purchasers, credit enhancer, lender, trustee, bond counsel
  • LIHTC calculation
    • Eligible basis, applicable fraction, qualified basis, credit rate, annual credits
  • Equity financing with 30% present value (4%) tax credits
    • The 4% floor
  • Understanding 9% vs. 4% programs
  • The 50% test
    • Common pitfalls
    • Timing issues
    • Single vs. multi-building properties
    • Multi-year placed-in-service dates
  • Good costs/bad costs (95-5 test)
    • Related-party considerations (e.g. developer fee)
    • Soft debt
    • Seller’s notes
  • Differences between Section 142(d) bond rules and Section 42 tax credit rules
  • Q&A

Target Audience

This course is designed for those who have a basic understanding of affordable housing and low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) as well as for those who’ve worked in the industry for a few years and are looking for a refresher or who've worked with 9 percent LIHTC deals but not 4 percent LIHTC/bond deals.

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Registration Rates*

Standard: $130
Nonprofit: $115
Multiple Registrants: $115/person ($100/person for nonprofits)

For questions or registration assistance, please contact us at 415-356-7960 or email [email protected].

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