QZABs

AcronymDefinition
QZABsQualified Zone Academy Bonds
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Issuers of QZABs receive 100 percent of the interest paid to the borrower if the interest were determined at the tax credit bond rate determined under section 54A(b) (3) for qualified tax credit bonds.
A list of Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities is available on the QZAB site at www.
These agencies have considerable flexibility in using QZABs for rehabilitating or repairing school facilities, purchasing equipment, developing curricula and training school personnel; they cannot be used for new construction.
Jeffrey Baratta, a San Francisco investment banker who structures QZAB programs, stresses that QZABs "require little government intervention at the least amount of cost to taxpayers.
NEF has teamed up with banks to make it possible for all eligible schools -- those with 35% of students on free or reduced lunch -- to receive QZAB funds for renovation, equipment, curriculum, professional development etc.
Variable 8: * IRS has explicit requirements for investors and issuers Issuers: -are arbitrage exempt -must spend proceeds and interest on projects -have three years to spend funds -must calculate donations/PV Investors: -hold debt to maturity -certify taxable position for debt period Variable 9: * DELL Corp will contribute more than $1,852,076 * Other contributions totaled $1,859,178 * Other contributions will be used for future QZABs Variable 10: * 7.
QZABs are part of a federal initiative that provides funds on a limited basis to schools that meet very specific criteria for construction and modernization projects.
Initially, $400 million of QZABs was authorized to be issued annually in calendar years 1998 and 1999.
She also reminded them 2005 QZABs allocations will expire at the end of this year.
4 billion in 2002, and allow the proceeds of QZABs to be used for construction.
In contrast to existing Federal subsidies for State and local debt issuance, which exempt subnational government bond interest from Federal income taxation, the QZAB program is structured as a tax credit bond: Instead of yielding cash coupons exempt from Federal income tax, QZABs entitle investors to Federal income tax credits.
First, because QZABs are not required to be traditional bonds, but can be a simple loan, the issuance process may be streamlined and made less costly.