Budget Bill Extends California HTC Sunset Date by One Year

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 9:30am

A tax budget trailer bill signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom extends the state’s historic tax credit (HTC) by one year. A.B. 150 includes a provision that extends the sunset date of the HTC from taxable years that start on or before Jan. 1, 2026, to those starting on or before Jan. 1, 2027. California’s state HTC is for 20% of qualified rehabilitation expenses (QREs), with a 5% bonus for certain types of property. There is a $50 million annual cap, with a $2 million set-aside for residences and an $8 million set-aside for developments with QREs of $1 million or less.

The interaction of state and federal HTCs will be among the topics at the Novogradac 2021 Historic Tax Credit Conference, Oct. 7-8 in Chicago.