Sign on to Preserve the NMTC (November 2019)
DEADLINE EXTENDED: The letter closes November 18, 2019, CoB.
The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) expires at the end of 2019. Please take a moment to sign your organization onto our letter to the 116th Congress calling for a long term extension and expansion of the NMTC.
This letter is for organizations. We collect the city, state, and zip of your organization in order to ensure your members of Congress see the letter.
Text of Letter
Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, Leader Schumer, Chairman Neal, Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Brady, and Ranking Member Wyden,
The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) expires at the end of 2019. We write to urge you to provide a permanent extension and expansion of the NMTC along the lines of the bipartisan New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act (H.R. 1680 and S. 750).
The NMTC is an important source of financing for businesses and community facilities in America’s most economically distressed rural and urban communities. Over the past 15 years, communities have come to count on the NMTC as a source of low-cost capital for challenging projects that would not have been possible but-for the NMTC. Since 2003, the Credit has delivered well over $100 billion in flexible capital to farming towns and urban neighborhoods left outside the economic mainstream. Those investments have generated over one million jobs at a cost to the federal government of less than $20,000 per job.
Without an NMTC extension, many of America’s urban neighborhoods and rural communities, struggling with high rates of poverty and unemployment, will lose access to billions of dollars for high-impact, community revitalization projects. For these reasons, we urge Congress to provide a permanent extension and expansion of the New Markets Tax Credit.