Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2008-3 

January 22, 2008 

Rev. Rul. 2008-6


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Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program. This ruling advises taxpayers that certain rental assistance payments made to a building owner on behalf or in respect of a tenant under the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program are not grants made with respect to a building or its operation under section 42(d)(5) of the Code.

Pursuant to § 1.42-16(b)(3) of the Income Tax Regulations, the Internal Revenue Service has determined that certain rental assistance payments made to a building owner on behalf or in respect of a tenant under the Indian Housing Block Grant Program authorized by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) are not grants made with respect to a building or its operation under § 42(d)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code. These rental assistance payments are provided under 24 C.F.R. 1000.103(b).

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The principal author of this revenue ruling is Christopher J. Wilson of the Office of Assistant Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries). For further information regarding this revenue ruling, contact Mr. Wilson at (202) 622-3040 (not a toll-free call).


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