maintenance of such permanent books and records sufficient to establish the amounts of gross income, deductions, credits, or other matters to be shown on the taxpayer’s return. This requirement extends to the preparation and maintenance of records sufficient for demonstrating compliance with the Vacant Unit Rule.
Back in Compliance
*The noncompliance is corrected when* if a sufficient number of vacant units *in the project* are rented to qualified low-income households.
Example 1: Owner Restored Applicable Fraction
The owner of a mixed-use LIHC project with 100 units stopped advertising efforts to attract low-income tenants on January 15, 2004. 15 of the 25 market rate units are vacant and 25 of the 75 low-income units are vacant. The LIHC units were vacated between September 25, 2003 and March 31, 2004.
The project violated the Vacant Unit Rule on September 25, 2003, when the first currently vacant low-income unit was vacated. The owner resumes advertising efforts on June 18, 2004, and rented 13 former market rate units and 12 out of compliance low-income units between June 30, 2004 and November 18, 2004 to income-qualified tenants. The building is restored to its pre-violation status when the last household, which restores the applicable fraction, moves into the building; i.e., November 18, 2004, when 75% of the units were restored to the status of low-income units.
Rev. Rul. 2004-82, 2004-2 C.B. 350.
Revised October 2009