How to Certify Income of Dependents in Tax Credit Households

April 29, 2013    

Certifying a household that includes dependents—most often children under age 18 or full-time students—isn’t complicated. But if you don’t know the specific rules on counting a dependent’s annual income, it’s easy to make mistakes. And one mistake can lead to...

Making Sense of Household Assets: How to Navigate Four Common Areas of Confusion

March 12, 2011    

When certifying or recertifying household income, knowing how to count assets properly is an area that often throws site staff. It can be tricky, but understanding when to treat an item as income or an asset is essential—counting an item as an asset when it's not may lead you to...

Protecting Credits After Discovering Recertification Changes

June 30, 2008    

At a household's annual recertification, you may discover things that have changed since the prior year. For example, a household's income may have increased, or its members may have become full-time students. Very often, these changes threaten noncompliance and put the owner's...

How to Get Asset Disposition Statements from Residents

May 31, 2008    

As a site owner or manager, you probably know that IRS auditors are entitled to look at your resident files to see whether you have obtained asset disposition statements from households at your site.

The IRS requires these statements because households have been known to shrink their...