Indiana Proposes NMTC Program
Indiana State Reps. Suzanne Crouch (R) and Peggy Welch (D) last week introduced H.B. 1248 to create the New Markets Job Growth Tax Credit. The program would provide a state tax credit equal to 39 percent of the purchase price of a qualified investment, which the bill limits to $10 million per transaction. The bill states that the applicable percentage is 0% for the first and second credit allowance dates, 7% for the third credit allowance date, and 8% for the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh credit allowance dates. H.B. 1248 also provides for a $20 million annual program cap and a five-year carryforward period. If enacted, the program would take effect in 2013. Representative Crouch serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, to which the measure has been referred. As of January 20, 2012 the legislation has yet be considered by its committee of referral.
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Obama's FY 2015 Budget Requests $46.7 Billion for HUD Programs
On March 4, President Barack Obama introduced his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget, requesting a total of $46.7 billion for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, as well as significant policy proposals aimed at improving the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and a proposal to modify and permanently extend the New Markets Tax Credit.