California Tax Credit Allocation Committee

2022 Competitive Tax Credit Application Submission Instructions

Applicants to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program must submit all of the application materials electronically on a USB drive. Applicants must submit one original and one backup copy of the USB drive. For more detail, please refer to the instructions located in the Microsoft Excel portion of the application. The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) will not accept submissions of application documents in the form of hard copy (paper), by email or over the internet.

CTCAC will continue to require that any hand delivered applications be submitted to the Sacramento headquarters office by 5 p.m. on the application due date. Delivering an application to an express mail carrier for overnight delivery by the application deadline will also constitute a valid submittal. CTCAC understands that this means many applications will arrive in the Sacramento headquarters the day following the deadline. But, if the mailed application’s delivery paperwork clearly demonstrates that the application (a) left the applicant’s possession by 5 p.m. on the application due date, and (b) was sent overnight delivery by an express mail provider, CTCAC will accept the application.


2022 applications will be due by 5 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Applications submitted to an express mail carrier by that deadline for overnight delivery would be honored by CTCAC, even though the application would arrive at the Sacramento office the morning of Friday, July 1, 2022. CTCAC staff would confirm that the application package had been delivered to the express mail carrier in time by reviewing the paperwork on the mailing.

Problems or Questions

Should problems arise, CTCAC will contact the applicant with any questions regarding the express mail service submittal time and date. Where the submittal time is unclear from the package documentation, the applicant will have to produce an online delivery service log or other proof of timely submittal. CTCAC will not hold the applicant responsible for any performance failures by the express mail delivery service. However, in such cases CTCAC will seek clear evidence that the applicant performed in good faith, and met conditions (a) and (b) above.

If you have any questions, please contact your Development Section regional analyst at: