ATLANTA — Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. has been selected to receive $70 million in tax credit allocation authority from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. The financing is part of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, which permits individual and corporate taxpayers to receive a credit against federal income taxes for making qualified equity investments in investment vehicles known as Community Development Entities (CDEs). The program is designed to attract private-sector capital investment into the nation’s urban and rural low-income areas to help finance community development projects, stimulate economic growth and create jobs. SunTrust’s subsidiary, SunTrust Community Development Enterprises, was one of 73 recipients to receive credit from the program. This is the ninth time SunTrust has been selected as a recipient, with awards totaling $578 million in allocation authority.
Source: Rebusiness Online