Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

1.607 -Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Item DescriptionFY2012 FY2013 FY2014
1.607 Low Income Housing Tax Credit
The Low-Income Housing Credit is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the purpose of promoting the construction or development of low income housing. The LIHC is not subject to the 50% limitation rule for corporate taxpayers. If the taxpayer disposes of the property generating the LIHC, a portion of the credit may be subject to recapture.

Under prior law, the Massachusetts low-income housing tax credits were available only to taxpayers who had been allocated federal low-income housing tax credits. Effective August 1, 2010, the Act allows the Department of Housing and Community Development to grant state low-income housing credits (within the annual cap) to otherwise eligible projects that do not receive a federal low-income housing credit. Note that the annual cap will temporarily increase from $50 million per year to $100 million per year for tax years 2013 and 2014.
The credits may be carried forward for up to 5 years; they may be transferred or sold to another taxpayer, but are not refundable. See also Corporate item 2.609.

Origin:  M.G.L. c. 62, S. 6I a
Estimate:  $0.9
1.1 0.9 0.9


IRCFederal Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C.)
U.S.C United States Code
M.G.L. Massachusetts General Laws
Rev. Rul.; C.B. Revenue Ruling; Cumulative Bulletin of the U.S. Treasury
ESTIMATES All estimates are in $ millions.

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