NMTC Tag Archives

Post-Election Legislative Landscape

The Senate returned this week and hit the ground running with Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations. Funding for the federal government runs out on December 11 and both Republicans and Democrats have stated their desire for full FY 2021 appropriation, as opposed to another short-term or long-term continuing resolution. A COVID-19 relief package and a tax bill are widely seen as the other must-dos during the lame-duck session. All three legislative vehicles provide opportunities to attach LIHTC priorities. We’ll continue to monitor the latest developments and engage our members when action is needed.

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IRS Guidance on BEAT

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations providing additional guidance on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT). The final regulations provide detailed guidance regarding how to compute certain BEAT calculations for groups of related taxpayers.

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Democrats $760 Billion Infrastructure Package Calls for Increased LIHTC, HTC, NMTC, PAB and Broadband

Last week House Democrats released a $760 billion infrastructure framework, which calls for strengthening existing infrastructure financing tools, like LIHTC, the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) and the Historic Tax Credit (HTC). Specifically, the Moving America and the Environment Framework calls for expanding the three tax credits, as well as expanding the national volume cap for private activity bonds (PAB). The framework also includes $86 billion over five years to pay for the deployment of high-speed broadband in unserved and underserved communities, low-interest financing for broadband deployment and digital equity activities.

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