Published Volume Cap Limit for Tribal Economic Development Bonds
In Notice 2012-48, 2012-31 I.R.B. 102 (July 30, 2012), the Treasury Department and the IRS provided guidance regarding applications for allocations of the available amount of national bond volume limitation authority (volume cap) for tribal economic development bonds. The Notice provides that, except as otherwise provided in the Notice, for applications filed with the IRS that meet the requirements detailed in the Notice, the IRS will allocate an amount of available volume cap equal to the amount requested in the application on a first-come, first-served basis by order of submission date (as defined in the Notice).
The Notice also provides that no Indian tribal government will receive an allocation of volume cap that would cause the aggregate amount of volume cap allocated to that Indian tribal government pursuant to the Notice (not including certain amounts forfeited as described in the notice) to exceed the Published Volume Cap Limit in effect for the period that includes the submission date. The Published Volume Cap Limit for any period is the greater of (1) 20% of the amount of available volume cap as of the first day of such period (determined as described in the Notice); or (2) $100 million.
The Published Volume Cap Limit for the period commencing December 1, 2013 is $333,739,362 (20% of the amount of available volume cap of $1,668,696,813 determined as described in the Notice).
For purposes of this limitation, an Indian tribal government includes the Indian tribal government, together with any political subdivisions of the Indian tribal government, and any entities controlled by the Indian tribal government. An application that requests an allocation of volume cap in an amount that would cause the Published Volume Cap Limit in effect on the date of submission to be exceeded will be treated as incomplete until the day the applicant supplements the application in a manner that complies with the requirements of the notice and does not cause such limit to be exceeded.
In accordance with the Notice, the IRS plans to publish updated Published Volume Cap Limits on the IRS website at Information for Tax Exempt Bonds.