Revision: May 15, 2019, 4:19 p.m.
HB 600-FN - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES
HOUSE BILL 600-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Williams, Hills. 4
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means
This bill excepts from the real estate transfer tax certain transfers of interest in low-income housing subject to federal restrictions or other requirements where the property remains subject to land use restriction and affordability covenants.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
19Mar2019... 0887h 19-0647
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
XXIII.(a) To a direct or indirect transfer of an interest in real property, provided that the real estate transfer tax was paid by the buyer or seller, or an affiliate of either, when the real property title was acquired, unless otherwise exempt pursuant to this section, and the transfer is made in connection with the commencement, syndication, development, re-syndication, or conclusion of investment financing related to any of the following:
(1)(A)(i) A federal low-income housing tax credit project, as defined in Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; or
(ii) A project funded with federal grants made to states for low-income housing projects in lieu of low-income housing tax credits under Section 1602 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009;
(B) Provided that the project under subparagraph (A)(i) or (A)(ii) remains subject to an extended low-income housing commitment in accordance with the provisions of Section 42(h)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
(2) A Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) public housing conversion under the federal Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, as amended.
(3) Such other federal, state, or local financing program requiring that the real estate remains subject to land use restriction and rental housing affordability covenants which limit allowable rents charged to individuals or families, consistent with (i) RSA 674:58, IV, pertaining to workforce housing; or (ii) as otherwise required under the applicable federal, state, or local program.
(b) For purposes of this paragraph, "affiliate" means any entity which controls or is controlled by, or is under common control with, another entity. For purposes of this definition, an entity controls another entity when the first entity possesses or exercises directly, or indirectly through one or more other affiliates or related entities, the power to direct the management and policies of the other entity, whether through the ownership of voting rights, membership, or the power to appoint members, trustees, or directors, by contract or otherwise.
HB 600-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2019-0887h)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ X ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill adds an exception to the real estate transfer tax for certain transfers by an investment trust if the tax was paid when the real property title was acquired. The Department states this bill will decrease General Fund and Education Trust Fund revenue by an indeterminable amount. The Department does not have the data on what percentage of real estate transfer tax revenue is currently attributable to transfers by NH investment trusts or how many transfers of real estate by NH investment trusts may occur in subsequent years or the price or consideration of these transfers to estimate the impact on revenue.
Department of Revenue Administration