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1 Low Income Housing Tax Credits Beyond the Basics @dozcpa

2 Outline Credit Period versus Extended use period Calculation of Low Income Housing Tax Credits Tenant File Qualification Upward and downward adjusters Section 42 Recapture Impact of New Repair Regulations on LIHTC LIHTC Audit Technique Guide

3 Credit Period vs. Extended Use Period Credit Period – Section 42(f)(1)  New Construction  Acquisition/Rehabilitation – Section 42(f)(5) Extended Use Period – Section 42(h)(6)(D)  Beginning on the 1st day in the compliance period on which such building is part of a qualified low-income housing project, and  Ending on the later of the date specified by such agency in such agreement, or the date which is 15 years after the close of the compliance period.

4 Calculation of Low Income Housing Tax Credits High Cost Area (QCT) Applicable Fraction 70% P.V 9% Fixed vs. October 2014 Equity Pricing

5 LIHTC Example

6 Tenant File Qualification New construction Rehabilitation  120 day rule Initial Tenant File Qualification Report (AUP)  Tenant Qualifications  Elections Multiple Building Election Credit Period – Section 42(f)(1)  Minimum Set-Aside

7 Upward and Downward Tax Credit Adjusters Causes  Difference in eligible basis  Timing of tenant move-in/re-certifications Impact on Internal Rate of Return

8 Section 42 - Recapture Recapture  Qualified basis decrease from one year to the next  Disposition of building Recapture is on the accelerated portion of the credits Recapture allocation method Provisions in Partnership/Operating Agreements

9 Recapture of accelerated credit - percentage

10 Tax Credit Recapture-Exceptions There are five general exceptions to the recapture rules:  Posting a bond The Housing Act of 2008 eliminated the bond posting requirement for interest in building disposed of after July 30, 2008.  Originally claiming a reduced credit  Receiving no tax benefit for the credit  De minimis floor space changes  Disposition due to casualty losses

11 State Reported Noncompliance All noncompliance found by the state agency must be reported to the IRS on Form 8823  This is regardless of whether the item was later corrected unless, Noncompliance issues were identified and corrected by the owner prior to notification of the upcoming review by the state agency, OR Noncompliance issues are related to state requirements that are in excess of the Federal Requirements

12 December 31 st an Important Date Under Section 42(f)(1), a building’s credit period is the period of 10 years(120 months) beginning with the first day of the taxable year in which the building is placed in service or the succeeding tax year if the election under Section 42(f)(3)(8) is made. Example: a building is damaged by a casualty and fully restored within the same tax year, then there is no recapture and no loss of credits

13 Impact of New Repair Regulations on LIHTC  New Construction  Rehabilitation  Allocation of Building into 9 components  Partial disposition  Elections

14 LIHTC Audit Technique Guide Purpose of Guide Difference between 8823 Guide and LIHTC Guide Specific Sections

15 Questions? Nancy Morton, Jeff Lathrop, Heather Plake, @dozcpa

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