Utah Admin. Code R460-3-4 - Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program
Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022
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(1) Application procedures.
(a) UHC shall prepare a low-income housing tax credit allocation plan that provides the administration procedures, allocation procedures, and compliance monitoring procedures that UHC will follow in administering the low income housing tax credit program for the state. The allocation plan may be amended by UHC as is necessary to comply with amendments to section 42 of the code or as deemed necessary by UHC to maintain a sound program. UHC shall prepare an application form that shall be used to request an allocation of both federal and state low income housing tax credits for a proposed residential housing development. The allocation plan and application form shall be made available electronically via UHC's website or upon request.
(b) UHC may establish and collect fees payable by low income housing tax credit applicants to cover administrative and legal expenses of UHC incurred in processing and reviewing applications, allocating tax credits, monitoring compliance with the provisions of section 42 of the code, and other program requirements.
(2) Reservation of credits.
(a) UHC shall score and rank all applications according to the procedures set forth in the allocation plan. A reservation of low income housing tax credits allocated to an applicant shall be in an amount determined by UHC and shall be based upon the facts, circumstances, and representations made by the applicant in the application.
(b) UHC may condition a reservation of low-income housing tax credits to an applicant upon any restrictions and conditions UHC believes are consistent with the purpose and intent of the program, and those which will ensure the completion of the residential housing development.
(c) No reservation of low-income housing tax credits may be transferred by an applicant unless the specific written approval of UHC is obtained before the proposed transfer. Any transfer shall be made in writing, with copies of all written documents provided to UHC.
(d) Applicants shall provide UHC with any information that may be requested by UHC in performing its duties and responsibilities required under the low-income housing tax credit program and the allocation plan.
(a) UHC shall enter into an agreement for the carry-over allocation of low-income housing tax credits, or make a final allocation of low-income housing tax credits, to applicants who have received a reservation of low-income housing tax credits upon satisfaction to UHC of all of the conditions to the reservation of the low-income housing tax credits and satisfaction of all other requirements under section 42 of the code and the allocation plan.
(b) UHC may disclose the application materials, or any allocating documents, to the Rural Housing Service, Department of Housing and Urban Development or other state or federal agency as is necessary to comply with state or federal law requiring the review of financial subsidies to low-income housing developments.
(c) As a condition to making any allocation of low-income housing tax credits, UHC may require an applicant to make a deposit, or provide other guarantees of performance, in an amount and manner as determined by UHC to ensure the completion of the residential housing development. Circumstances under which deposits or performance guarantees will be returned or forfeited, in whole or in part, shall be made known to applicants in the allocation plan before the collection of the deposit or performance guarantee.
(d) UHC may reserve or allocate low-income housing tax credits in amounts that are less than amounts requested by housing credit applicants. UHC may also forward-reserve credits from the following calendar year to complete the reservation of credits for an applicant that scored well enough to receive a partial reservation of the current year credits.
(4) Compliance monitoring.
(a) UHC shall prepare a compliance monitoring plan which satisfies the requirements of section 42 of the code.
(b) Recipients of low-income housing tax credits shall provide to UHC documentation, certifications and other evidences of compliance with the provisions of section 42 of the code as required in the compliance monitoring plan or other guidance issued by the IRS.
(c) UHC may establish and collect fees payable by recipients of low income housing tax credits to cover administrative and legal expenses of UHC incurred in on-site and/or office-based physical and file compliance reviews, associated documentation review and data input, internal and external reporting of compliance results, maintenance and updating of IT systems which support the program, or other requirements required under section 42 of the code.
(d) If an applicant for low income housing tax credits is considered not in good standing, as detailed in the allocation plan, UHC may disallow any application in which that individual or entity is participating in any way. UHC may bar individuals or entities considered not in good standing from submitting low income housing tax credit applications for a period of time not to exceed five continuous tax-credit cycles which time will be calculated from the date of notification to the affected individuals or entities of the determination of not in good standing status.