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Intro Tax Credit Finance WebCourse
September 29-30, 2021
Daily: 12-5 PM Eastern

-Overview

The Intro Tax Credit Finance WebCourse examines the application of tax credit programs and their use in greater economic development finance efforts. This course discusses the practical application of tax credit programs including new markets, low income housing, historic preservation, and state-specific programs.

From urban redevelopment and historic preservation to housing and high tech infrastructure, myriad tax credit programs exist to help communities create jobs and energize economies. These innovative tools continuously remain underutilized throughout the country. This course will reach beyond the facts and figures of each program and attendees will learn how to effectively apply tax credits to development opportunities.

This course qualifies for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

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Course Objectives

  • Learn about the application of state and federal tax credit programs
  • Hear from leading tax credit professionals from around the country
  • Review best practices and case studies that can be implemented in your community
  • Gain a greater understanding of the partnership opportunities in the tax credit industry

Topics Covered

  • New Markets Tax Credit Program
  • Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program
  • Innovative State Tax Credit Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Bond issuers
  • Economic development professionals
  • Community development professionals
  • Elected officials
  • Government and nonprofit finance officers
  • Corporate trustees
  • Legal counsel
  • Underwriters
  • Commercial bankers
  • Accountants
  • Financial advisors
  • Policy makers

Course Advisor

Darnell Moses Darnell Moses
Council of Development Finance Agencies
Vice President
As Vice President of Development Finance with CDFA, Mr. Moses works within all facets of CDFA. His expertise enhances the work in Research and Technical Assistance, including working on CDFA Publications; Government Affairs including participating... (More)

-Agenda

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Wed 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Welcome & Overview
Welcome to the course! This session will introduce CDFA, explain how to use the online software, and discuss the framework for the two-day Intro Tax Credit Finance WebCourse.
Wed 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Introduction to Tax Credits
During this introductory session, attendees will learn about the basics of tax credit finance. Various tax credit programs exisit from urban redevelopment and historic preservation to housing and high tech infrastructure, to help communities create jobs and energize their economies and yet these innovative tools remain underutilized throughout the country.
Wed 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Break
Wed 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program
Rehabilitation tax credits were established to discourage unnecessary demolition of older buildings and to slow capital flight from older urban areas. This incentive offers a credit against total federal taxes owed, which is taken for the year in which the renovated building is put into service. During this session, attendees will learn how this valuable program can reinvigorate historic communities in a cost-effective and investment-friendly manner.
Wed 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Break
Wed 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program
Congress created the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) in 1986 to promote the construction and rehabilitation of housing for low-income persons. During this session, attendees will learn the basics of the LIHTC program and how to implement this tool in their community.
Wed 5:00 PM
Adjourn

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Thu 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Overview of Day 1
The first day of the Intro Tax Credit Finance Course focused on the basics of tax credit financing. At the start of Day 2, we will review important terms and set the stage for the remaining sessions focused on the more technical aspects of tax credits.
Thu 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
New Markets Tax Credit Program
The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) was created to address the lack of capital available to business and economic development ventures in low income communities. The NMTC provides the incentive of a federal tax credit to individuals or corporations that invest in Community Development Entities (CDEs) working in targeted low income communities. This session will include experienced New Markets practitioners who will cover the basics of the NMTC program, how investors, developers, CDCs, and other project sponsors view NMTC, and regulator issues to keep your project in compliance.
Thu 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Break
Thu 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
State Tax Credit Programs for Economic Development
Every state has at least one tax credit program and many employ a package of diverse tools to address niche industry financing needs. However, several of these programs have been scrutinized, and many states are now restructuring or eliminating their tax credit programs. This session will cover what a quality state tax credit program should include, and will look at a few of the innovative tax credit programs currently being used across the country.
Thu 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tax Credits as a Source of Gap Finance
By design, Federal tax credit programs were created to advance a national policy objective. The implementation of the programs, however, occurs at the local level through individual projects that are rarely undertaken with only one goal in mind. The resulting question for practitioners is how and when these tools can be employed tactically to advance local objectives. In many instances, the tax credits are used only after other options have failed. This session provides an overview for practitioners of the basics of financial gap analysis and how tax credits can fill this gap.
Thu 5:00 PM
Adjourn

-Location


The Intro Tax Credit Finance WebCourse will take place on the web through GoToWebinar, an online distance learning software. The course will meet each day on September 29-30, 2021 from 12:00-5:00 PM Eastern. Attendees must have access to a computer and phone to attend the WebCourse.

-Registration

This training course qualifies for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

CDFA permits only one person to login and participate in the course. If multiple people are accessing the course without paying to attend, we will terminate the connection and access to GoToWebinar. CDFA offers group discounts for organizations that wish to register multiple people.

Register before September 3, 2021 for Early-Bird Rates.
Early Bird Rates
(Ends September 3)
CDFA Member: $550
Non-Member: $825
Standard Rates
(After September 3)
CDFA Member: $600
Non-Member: $875


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