Notice of Intended Action

Low-income housing tax credits—qualified allocation plans, 12.1, 12.2

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IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY[265]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to qualified allocation plans

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Iowa Finance Authority hereby proposes to amend Chapter 12, "Low-Income Housing Tax Credits," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 16.5.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 16.35 and Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Purpose and Summary

The updated 2020-21 9% Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) and the updated 2020-21 4% Qualified Allocation Plan set forth the purposes of the plans, administrative information required for participation, threshold criteria, selection criteria, postreservation requirements, the appeal process, and compliance-monitoring components. The plans also establish the fees for filing an application for low-income housing tax credits and for compliance monitoring. Copies of the QAPs are available upon request from the Authority and are available electronically on the Authority's website at www.iowafinanceauthority.gov. It is the Authority's intent to incorporate the updated 2020-21 QAPs by reference consistent with Iowa Code chapter 17A and 265—subrules 17.4(2) and 17.12(2).

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, the impact on jobs is expected to be consistent with the impact of previous years' QAPs. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program has had a substantial positive impact on employment in Iowa, creating many jobs annually in the construction, finance, and property management fields, among others.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Authority for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 265—Chapter 18.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Authority no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 15, 2019. Comments should be directed to:

Dave Vaske

Iowa Finance Authority

1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200

Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Phone: 515.725.4900

Email: dave.vaske@iowafinance.com

Public Hearing

A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:

October 15, 2019

10 to 11 a.m.

Authority Offices

1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200

Des Moines, Iowa

Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.

Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Authority and advise of specific needs.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making actions are proposed:

Item 1. Amend rule 265—12.1(16) as follows:

265—12.1(16) Qualified allocation plans.

12.1(1) Four percent qualified allocation plan. The qualified allocation plan entitled titled Iowa Finance Authority Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program 2020-21 4% Qualified Allocation Plan ("4% QAP") dated September 5, 2018 September 4, 2019, shall be the qualified allocation plan for the allocation of 4 percent low-income housing tax credits consistent with IRC Section 42 and the applicable Treasury regulations and Iowa Code section 16.35. The 4% QAP is incorporated by reference pursuant to Iowa Code section 17A.6 and 265—subrules 17.4(2) and 17.12(2). The 4% QAP does not include any amendments or editions created subsequent to September 5, 2018 September 4, 2019.

12.1(2) Nine percent qualified allocation plan. The qualified allocation plan entitled titled Iowa Finance Authority Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program 2019 2020-21 9% Qualified Allocation Plan ("9% QAP") shall be the qualified allocation plan for the allocation of 9 percent low-income housing tax credits consistent with IRC Section 42 and the applicable Treasury regulations and Iowa Code section 16.35. The 9% QAP is incorporated by reference pursuant to Iowa Code section 17A.6 and 265—subrules 17.4(2) and 17.12(2). The 9% QAP does not include any amendments or editions created subsequent to September 5, 2018 September 4, 2019.

Item 2. Amend rule 265—12.2(16) as follows:

265—12.2(16) Location of copies of the plans.

12.2(1) 4% QAP. The 4% QAP can be reviewed and copied in its entirety on the authority's website at www.iowafinanceauthority.gov. Copies of the 4% QAP, application, and all related attachments and exhibits shall be deposited with the administrative rules coordinator and at the state law library and shall be available on the authority's website. The 4% QAP incorporates by reference IRC Section 42 and the regulations in effect as of September 5, 2018 September 4, 2019. Additionally, the 4% QAP incorporates by reference Iowa Code section 16.35. These documents are available from the state law library, and information about these statutes, regulations and rules is on the authority's website.

12.2(2) 9% QAP. The 9% QAP can be reviewed and copied in its entirety on the authority's website at www.iowafinanceauthority.gov. Copies of the 9% QAP, application, and all related attachments and exhibits shall be deposited with the administrative rules coordinator and at the state law library and shall be available on the authority's website. The 9% QAP incorporates by reference IRC Section 42 and the regulations in effect as of September 5, 2018 September 4, 2019. Additionally, the 9% QAP incorporates by reference Iowa Code section 16.35. These documents are available from the state law library, and information about these statutes, regulations and rules is on the authority's website.

Iowa Finance Authority

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 10/15/2019.

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Rule 265-12.1 Rule 265-12.2 Rule 265-17.12(2) Rule 265-17.4(2) Rule 276-17.12(2)

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Iowa Code 16.35 Iowa Code 17A.6

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