Form 8609 Revised! The Income Average Test option is now included.
Today the IRS issued an adjusted form IRS-8609 HERE. Line 10 now includes the option to elect the Income Average Test, referred to in the form as "Income Average."
As we have been discussing in our ongoing Costello Blog series, Aspire to Average, the 2018 Omnibus Tax Act added a new minimum set-aside (MSA) to the options available. As the MSA is an irrevocable election, the new option is only available to properties that have not elected the MSA by submitting the form 8609 after the first year of the credit period. As the law change happened before tax returns were due in 2018, many owners have held off making the election until the IRS made changes to the form to allow for the election.