As we know, the President has signed what was originally titled Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant overhaul to the U.S. Tax Code since 1986. The President signed the Act into law after the first of the year in order to avoid some automatic spending cuts.

In its final form, this Tax

shankun-roberts_maia_1We are excited that Maia Shanklin Roberts has joined Ballard Spahr LLP and our Housing Plus team. Maia’s background is in community development. She worked with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and the Citywide Coordinating Committee on Youth Violence Prevention in Washington, D.C.

Maia is looking forward to bringing her keen insights

Wind Mills and Solar PanelsAs in prior years, the Obama administration’s FY 2016 budget includes a number of impactful, and generally positive, tax credit proposals. With respect to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), the budget retains many of last year’s proposed modifications, and adds a new proposal to remove the population cap for Qualified Census Tract designations. Specifically,

ClockThe Senate passed the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014” (H.R. 5771) on Tuesday night just before Congress adjourned for 2014. As Molly Bryson described in her December 5, 2014 post following the House’s passage of the bill, the tax extenders package provides a one-year retroactive extension of certain tax provisions that expired at the

Solar RoofThe American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 modified the definition of certain “qualified facilities” under Section 45(d) of the Internal Revenue Code to require that the construction of such facilities must begin prior to January 1, 2014 (i.e. on or before December 31, 2013).  Accordingly, taxpayers may only receive renewable electricity Production Tax Credits under

Electric MeterElectricity filled the room at the “Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Road Show” in Philadelphia last week.  This initiative is the brainchild of Thom Amdur, Executive Director of the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA), who was awarded a grant from the MacArthur Foundation to spread the word across the country about immediate actions that can