Bloomberg Tax
March 29, 2023, 4:42 PM

Tax Credit Accounting Eased for Urban Renewal, Energy Programs

Nicola M. White
Nicola M. White

Banks and other businesses that invest in urban revitalization projects and some renewable energy programs secured simpler accounting on Wednesday for reporting how related tax credits affect their finances.

The Financial Accounting Standards Board published a final update to US generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, that expands a special accounting method that previously was allowed only for investments in low-income housing tax credits. Banks and other businesses have long pleaded with FASB to allow the accounting for historic rehabilitation and renewable energy tax credit programs, as well as the New Markets Tax Credit, a federal program designed to ...

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