U.S. Treasury Tag Archives

Treasury and IRS Issue Final Regulations on Opportunity Zones

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final (and proposed) regulations on the Opportunity Zones (OZ) tax incentive. The regulations modify and finalize the two previous proposed regulations that were issued in October 2018 and April 2019. The Treasury notes that “the final rules provide clarity for Opportunity Funds and their eligible subsidiaries in determining qualification and levels of new investment in Opportunity Zones.”

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NMTC Summary Report and Public Data for FYs 2003-2017

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released a Summary Report and data collected on New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) investments across the nation through fiscal year (FY) 2017. Nearly 70 percent of NMTC investments made through 2017 have been concentrated in single/mixed-use real estate, health care and social assistance, manufacturing, and educational services.

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Trump calls Fannie, Freddie a ‘pretty urgent problem’, Calabria argues FHFA has authority to act without Congress

This American Banker article explores the remarks from President Trump at the recent National Association of Realtors event. “This is a pretty urgent problem.  We’re doing well with it now… We have many geniuses looking at it and we’ll figure something out.”

At the Mortgage Bankers Association conference, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Dr. Mark Calabria said “ while I’m committed to working with Congress, I’m not going to wait on Congress.”

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IRS, Treasury Amend LIHTC Compliance-Monitoring Regulations

The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service published final regulations that amend the compliance monitoring regulations concerning the low-income housing tax credit under section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code. These final regulations revise and clarify the requirement to conduct physical inspections and review low-income certifications and other documentation. The regulations are effective as of Feb. 26, 2019.