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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 13. Housing
Agency 10. Virginia Housing Development Authority
Chapter 180. Rules and Regulations for Allocation of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
1/27/2020

13VAC10-180-110. Qualified Contracts.

After the first day of the 14th year of the compliance period, an owner of a low-income housing tax credit development may seek to terminate the extended use period pursuant to § 42(h)(6)(E) of the IRC by requesting the authority to present a qualified contract for the acquisition of the low-income portion of the development, unless such right to terminate has already been waived by the owner for the tax credits allocated to such development. A request for a qualified contract shall be commenced by filing with the authority a complete application, on such forms as the executive director may from time to time prescribe or approve, together with such documents and additional information as may be requested by the authority in order to comply with the IRC and this chapter and to determine the qualified contract price in accordance with § 42(h)(6)(F) of the IRC. The executive director may reject any application from consideration for a qualified contract, if in such application, the owner does not provide the proper documentation or information on the forms prescribed by the executive director. Acceptance of the application and approval of the request shall be contingent upon the developments being in compliance with IRC requirements at the time of the application and continuing through the qualified contract process.

The application should include the following information sufficiently detailed to enable the authority to ascertain the qualified contract amount: first year IRS Form 8609 for each building, the owner's annual tax returns for all years of operation since the start of the credit period ("all years"), annual project financial statements for all years, loan documents for all secured debt during the credit period, the owner's organizational documents (original, current and all interim amendments), and accountant work papers for all years. The application may require a physical needs assessment, appraisal for the entire project, market study for the entire project, a title report showing marketable title, and a Phase I environmental assessment at the time of the original submission of the application or the executive director may permit such items to be obtained after the confirmation of the qualified contract price.

The executive director may also require the submission of a legal opinion or other assurances satisfactory to the executive director as to, among other things, compliance with the IRC and a certification, together with an opinion of an independent certified public accountant or other assurances satisfactory to the executive director, setting forth the calculation of the qualified contract amount requested in the application and certifying, among other things, that the owner is entitled to the qualified contract amount requested.

The executive director may establish criteria and assumptions to be used by the owner in the calculation of qualified contract amount, and any such criteria and assumptions may be indicated on the application form, instructions or other communication available to the public.

The authority shall charge reasonable fees in such amounts as the executive director shall determine to be necessary to cover third party costs and the authority's actual costs incurred in producing a qualified contract. Such fees shall not include any general costs associated with the general operations of the authority. Such fees shall be payable at such time or times as the executive director shall require.

Statutory Authority

§ 36-55.30:3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 21, Issue 11, eff. January 14, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2019.

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