How to Calculate the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

A property’s low income housing tax credits (Section 42 LIHTC) can be calculated by using a three-step process: 1. Determine the “eligible basis” (the total cost basis that is eligible for consideration in the calculation of the “qualified basis.”) 2. Calculate the “applicable fraction” and “qualified basis” (the percentage of the property that is dedicated to affordable housing, and the total cost basis that is eligible for credits based upon…