For anyone who works with TIFs...what is the method you use for the "but for" test? Does anyone have a specific calculation (or general idea)? Currently, our board that reviews the TIF apps. has a bad understanding of the test. They almost always approve for 50% support (because our app says "up to 50%"). So is there a better way to convince them that we don't always need to fund 50%? That is why I was thinking a calculation based on what the owner can actually put towards the project. Any suggestions?