26 U.S. Code § 6431 - Credit for qualified bonds allowed to issuer

(a) In general
In the case of a qualified bond issued before January 1, 2011, the issuer of such bond shall be allowed a credit with respect to each interest payment under such bond which shall be payable by the Secretary as provided in subsection (b).
(b) Payment of credit
The Secretary shall pay (contemporaneously with each interest payment date under such bond) to the issuer of such bond (or to any person who makes such interest payments on behalf of the issuer) 35 percent of the interest payable under such bond on such date.
(c) Application of arbitrage rules
For purposes of section 148, the yield on a qualified bond shall be reduced by the credit allowed under this section.
(d) Interest payment date
For purposes of this subsection, the term “interest payment date” means each date on which interest is payable by the issuer under the terms of the bond.
(e) Qualified bond
For purposes of this subsection, the term “qualified bond” has the meaning given such term in section 54AA (g).
(f) Application of section to certain qualified tax credit bonds
(1) In general
In the case of any specified tax credit bond—
(A) such bond shall be treated as a qualified bond for purposes of this section,
(B) subsection (a) shall be applied without regard to the requirement that the qualified bond be issued before January 1, 2011,
(C) the amount of the payment determined under subsection (b) with respect to any interest payment due under such bond shall be equal to the lesser of—
(i) the amount of interest payable under such bond on such date, or
(ii) the amount of interest which would have been payable under such bond on such date if such interest were determined at the applicable credit rate determined under section 54A (b)(3),
(D) interest on any such bond shall be includible in gross income for purposes of this title,
(E) no credit shall be allowed under section 54A with respect to such bond,
(F) any payment made under subsection (b) shall not be includible as income for purposes of this title, and
(G) the deduction otherwise allowed under this title to the issuer of such bond with respect to interest paid under such bond shall be reduced by the amount of the payment made under this section with respect to such interest.
(2) Special rule for new clean renewable energy bonds and qualified energy conservation bonds
In the case of any specified tax credit bond described in clause (i) or (ii) of paragraph (3)(A), the amount determined under paragraph (1)(C)(ii) shall be 70 percent of the amount so determined without regard to this paragraph and sections 54C (b) and 54D (b).
(3) Specified tax credit bond
For purposes of this subsection, the term “specified tax credit bond” means any qualified tax credit bond (as defined in section 54A (d)) if—
(A) such bond is—
(i) a new clean renewable energy bond (as defined in section 54C),
(ii) a qualified energy conservation bond (as defined in section 54D),
(iii) a qualified zone academy bond (as defined in section 54E) determined without regard to any allocation relating to the national zone academy bond limitation for 2011 or any carryforward of such allocation, or
(iv) a qualified school construction bond (as defined in section 54F), and
(B) the issuer of such bond makes an irrevocable election to have this subsection apply.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 111–5, div. B, title I, § 1531(b),Feb. 17, 2009, 123 Stat. 359; amended Pub. L. 111–147, title III, § 301(a),Mar. 18, 2010, 124 Stat. 77; Pub. L. 111–312, title VII, § 758(b),Dec. 17, 2010, 124 Stat. 3323.)
Amendments

2010—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 111–147added subsec. (f).
Subsec. (f)(3)(A)(iii). Pub. L. 111–312inserted “determined without regard to any allocation relating to the national zone academy bond limitation for 2011 or any carryforward of such allocation” after “54E)”.
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–312applicable to obligations issued after Dec. 31, 2010, see section 758(c) ofPub. L. 111–312, set out as a note under section 54E of this title.
Pub. L. 111–147, title III, § 301(c)(1),Mar. 18, 2010, 124 Stat. 78, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply to bonds issued after the date of the enactment of this Act [Mar. 18, 2010].”
Effective Date

Section applicable to obligations issued after Feb. 17, 2009, see section 1531(e) ofPub. L. 111–5, set out as an Effective Date of 2009 Amendment note under section 54 of this title.

 

LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.