If you’re like many affordable housing property owners or managers, you’re likely swimming in paperwork and files, desperate for decluttering. While there are many documents you can dispose of, there are many that are critical to your property’s compliance and legal obligations.
When you begin the process of refinancing your property, many banks will clamor for your mortgage – and claim to give you the best deal. Keep in mind that there are many options out there, and each bank will meet your business’s needs differently.
A new accounting standards update (ASU) requires all entities that produce financial statements to make a few changes to their classification and disclosures of restricted cash. These changes have multiple effects on not-for-profits and affordable housing properties, including HUD projects.
The key to making the 168(h) election is to be aware that you can only file it with the GP’s and the not-for-profit’s first tax returns. As long as you set up the partnership the right way and file a written election statement with the IRS, the election will last for the life of the partnership.
For affordable housing properties and not-for-profit organizations, changing the year end date can be part of a strategic plan to better serve those the organization supports. However, this transition can be confusing, and it helps to have the most up-to-date financial statements to help guide decisions.