Tax Credit Advisor Article Archives

The Impact of the Tax Law on Affordable Housing

President Trump enjoyed a major victory this past December on tax reform. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ensures measures that have long been on the Republican agenda, by slashing corporate tax rates, reducing top personal income tax rates, and offering various deductions to middle-class families. It also reduces some deductions available to homebuyers.

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The Lawyer’s Perspective

Public Law No: 115-97 enacted on December 22, 2017 and commonly known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA) maintained Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended (the “Code”) leaving private activity bonds for housing rendering Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) untouched. But there were other changes throughout TCJA that impact the LIHTC industry and investing. Here are six we have identified:

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Case Study: Collaborating for Support

Journalists and social commentators often decry the shame of homelessness by ironically invoking the image of people living on the street in this land of plenty within sight of the Washington Monument, or the Empire State Building, the Space Needle or the TransAmerica Pyramid.

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Blueprint for February

Rather than providing, we seem to find ourselves in an era of taking away—and predominantly from those who need it most. Health insurance, Medicaid expansion, the right to remain here, access to birth control, endeavors to slow climate change, overall affordability.

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