Affordable Housing / Sustainable Development
Competitive 9 percent LIHTC value is now set at 9% per year of the eligible basis over the 10-year lift of the tax credit. 4 percent LIHTC will still float.
NMTC (New Markets Tax Credit) program, which helps pay for mixed-use development in less desirable areas, was renewed through 2019.
Green building / LEED development tax deduction extended through 2016.
Bonus depreciation extended through 2019.
FIRPTA imposed taxes of 30-45% on certain foreign investor profits was eliminated. Foreign investors can now own 10% of a REIT, up from 5%.
The preceding highlights were taken from this "National Real Estate Investor" magazine article.