Balm Inc Has A General Business Credit For 2017 Of

Balm, Inc., has a general business credit for 2017 of $90,000. Balm’s regular income tax liability before credits is $140,000, and its tentative AMT is $132,000.
a. Calculate the amount of general business credit Balm can use in 2017, and calculate its general business credit carry-back and carry-forward, if any.
b. Balm projects a $140,000 regular 2018 income tax liability. Its tentative AMT will be $132,000. Balm is considering making an investment early in 2018 that annually will produce $45,000 of tax-exempt income. Balm is trying to decide between two alternatives. The first alternative is a tax-exempt bond that is a 2015 private activity bond. The second alternative is a tax-exempt bond that is not a private activity bond. Advise Balm on the preferable investment?

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