LIHTC 101: The Basics

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Cost with conference registration: $450
Workshop only: $550



*Agenda Subject to change

8-9 a.m.Registration and Breakfast
9-9:50 a.m.

Intro and Housekeeping, Affordable Housing Overview

  • Tenants, owners, investors, government, tax credits
9:50-10 a.m.Break
10-10:50 a.m.

How Tax Credits are Calculated (including 9 percent vs. 4 percent credits)

  • Total development costs, eligible basis, 30 percent basis boost, applicable fraction, qualified basis, tax credit percentages, 9 percent credit pool, annual credits, total credits
10:50-11 a.mBreak
11 a.m.-Noon

Typical Ownership Structure and Project Timeline

  • Developer, syndicator, investor(s), upper-tier fund, lower-tier operating partnership, asset management, developer fees, credit pricing, equity, forming the partnership, lining up service providers, preparing forecast, applying for credits, state qualified allocation plans (QAPs), 10 percent test (9 percent deals)
Noon-1 p.m.Luncheon
1-1:50 p.m.

Project Timeline (Continued)

  • Tax-exempt, private activity bonds; typical bond transaction structure, 50 percent test (bond deals), finish construction, final cost certification, placed-in-service package, regulator agreement, Forms 8609, yearly audits and tax returns
1:50-2 p.m.Break
2-2:50 p.m.

Acq/Rehab Deals, Program Rules and Avoiding Recapture

  • Construction method, financing method, tax credit percentages quirk, 30 percent basis boost quirk, minimum set-asides (20-at-50 and 40-at-60), multi-building election, income limits, rent limits
2:50-3 p.m.Break
3-4 p.m.

Acq/Rehab Deals, Program Rules and Avoiding Recapture (Continued), Conclusion/Wrap-Up

  • Tax credit period vs. compliance period vs. extended use period, state inspections, Form 8823, earned vs. accelerated credits