The authorization for the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) is set to expire at the end of 2019 and Congress has begun working on a plan for extending this valuable community development tool. The House and Senate are each pursuing their own paths to extend the NMTC.
Despite a challenging outlook for the FY 2020 budget and appropriations process, the 116th Congress brings opportunity to introduce CDFIs to newly elected Members of Congress and new leadership on key committees. In both the House and Senate, new leadership and members resulted in changes in the composition of committees of jurisdiction over issues impacting the CDFI industry, in particular CDFI Fund appropriations and the New Markets Tax Credit program.
Novogradac provides an overview of what could be expected for New Markets Tax Credit under H.R. 6627. With this "legislation introduced by two members of the House Ways and Means Committee, Reps.
Cinnaire, a non-profit CDFI that provides creative loans, investments and development services, recently provided an $11.5 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to support the new construction of a 350,000 square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for EJ Group, Inc.