Illinois House to Consider New State HTC

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:15pm

Illinois state Rep. Michael Halpin introduced legislation to create a state historic tax credit (HTC), effective Jan. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2029. The Bicentennial Mississippi River Region Redevelopment Historic Tax Credit would be for 25 percent of qualified rehabilitation expenses and would apply to properties in 34 of the state’s 102 counties. The aggregate limit per county would be $30 million for three of the counties and $15 million for the other 31. The bill was assigned to the House Revenue and Finance Committee. Illinois currently has the River’s Edge HTC, which applies to five cities.