Affordable Housing News & Views - April 2018
A Q&A On Tax Reform: Part Two
In January, we outlined some of the federal income tax impacts triggered by the overall tax reform legislation passed in late December 2017. Highlighting a number of critical tax implications for the Affordable Housing industry, we discussed key issues in depth. Since then, we have gathered additional technical information that is critical for the industry to consider. While there remain plenty of technical tax accounting issues that still require more IRS guidance, the following information is important for those in the industry to know. Read the updated Q&A.
Understanding Income Averaging
Beth Mullen, CohnReznick’s national affordable housing practice leader, discusses income averaging, a new minimum set-aside election for LIHTC developments. While the income averaging option is a complex one, start to learn its nuances to help understand where it can be a strategy to incorporate in your upcoming developments. Established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, how are the states handling this new set aside? These new rules may apply to properties just completed and deals in the pipeline. Numerous issues include rent limits and income limits, Form 8609, impact on state QAPs, the next available unit rule and more. Access the discussion to begin understanding this set aside and what it means going forward for your developments.
In Case You Missed ItWith a busy time of year and numerous changes occurring, make sure you are caught up with critical news from the past couple weeks:
- Bob Moss’s “Capitol Connection” on Affordable Housing in the FY 2018 Omnibus Package
- Bob Moss also co-authored an article in “Affordable Housing Finance,” detailing how Affordable Housing advocates ensured the survival of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) during a difficult Congressional budget process
- CohnReznick’s 17th annual NMTC Summit announced the agenda for the May 14-16 conference. Please register if you haven’t already.
Around the Community
We will be attending and/or speaking at these events. We hope to see you!
South Carolina’s Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum – April 17-18
AHF Live! Housing Developer’s Forum – April 25-27
Bringing It Home: Ending Homelessness in NC Annual Conference – April 30-May 1
In Case You Missed It