Certified Housing Development Tax Credit (CHDC)

Learn about credits for investing in housing development projects in Massachusetts.

Overview

The CHDC may be available to personal income tax or corporate excise taxpayers that invest in housing development projects in Massachusetts.

The current yearly cap of the CHDC is $10,000,000. 

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is responsible for determining:

  • Which housing projects qualify for the CHDC
  • The actual amount of the CHDC.

Eligibility

The CHDC is available for up to 25% of the costs of qualified project expenditures.

The credit is allowed only:

  • For the tax year of the completed project
  • After the DHCD notifies the Department of Revenue (DOR) that the development project is completed.

Expenditures are applicable to the credit only if the date of expenditures were:

  • Put into writing by the DHCD and
  • Sent to the DOR.

Carryover and Transfer

Unused CHDCs may be:

  • Carried forward for the next 10 tax years
  • Transferred.

However, the credits aren't refundable.

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