OMB No. 1545-1416
Credit for Contributions to Selected Community
Development Corporations
Attach to your tax return.
Sequence No. 100
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Identifying number
Name(s) shown on return
Total qualified community development corporation (CDC) contributions from Part I of
Schedules A (Form 8847)
Credit for contributions to selected community development corporations from partnerships and
S corporations
Form 8847 (Rev. 12-2006)
Cat. No. 16149K
Multiply line 1 by 5% (.05)
(Rev. December 2006)
Add lines 2 and 3. Partnerships and S corporations, report this amount on Schedule K; all others,
report this amount on the applicable line of Form 3800 (e.g., line 1x of the 2006 Form 3800)
Specific Instructions
Line 1
A qualified CDC contribution is
any transfer of cash to a selected
CDC before June 30, 1999, that is
available for use by the CDC for at
least 10 years and was designated
by the CDC as a qualified
contribution for purposes of the
credit. Selected CDCs furnished
each contributor a Schedule A (Form
8847), Receipt for Contribution to a
Selected Community Development
Corporation (CDC), with Part I of
Schedule A completed.
Selected CDCs were announced in
HUD News Release No. 94-94,
dated June 30, 1994.
Recordkeeping 1 hr., 25 min.
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estimated burden for individual
taxpayers filing this form is approved
under OMB control number
1545-0074 and is included in the
estimates shown in the instructions
for their individual income tax return.
The estimated burden for all other
taxpayers who file this form is
shown below.
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The credit is figured over a 10-year
credit period beginning with the tax
year the qualified CDC contribution
was made. The credit for each tax
year in the credit period is 5% of the
qualified CDC contribution (see
below). The credit is part of the
general business credit and is
figured under section 13311 of the
Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993.
How the Credit Is Figured
You are not required to attach
copies of Schedule A (Form 8847) to
your tax return, but you may do so.
You must keep all original Schedules
A (Form 8847) for 3 years after the
due date (including extensions) of
your tax return for the last tax year
in the 10-year credit period.
Section references are to the
Internal Revenue Code unless
otherwise noted.
General Instructions
Use Form 8847 to claim the credit
for qualified contributions made to
selected community development
corporations (CDCs).
Purpose of Form
The tax liability limit is no longer
figured on this form; instead, it must
be figured on Form 3800, General
Business Credit.
What’s New
Taxpayers that are not
partnerships or S corporations, and
whose only source of this credit is
from those pass-through entities, are
not required to complete or file this
form. Instead, they can report this
credit directly on line 1x of Form
The IRS will revise this December
2006 version of the form only when
necessary. Continue to use this
version for tax years beginning after
2005 until a new revision is issued.
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