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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that it has issued revised application forms and instructions for historic tax credits (HTCs) ahead of an Aug. 15 deadline.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee last month signed legislation extending the sunset date of the state historic tax credit (HTC) to June 30, 2024. H.B. 6106 extends the sunset date by one year or until the maximum aggregate credits is exhausted. The Rhode Island HTC is for 20% of qualified rehabilitation expenditures (QREs) for commercial property owners, condominiums and nonprofits, with a 5% bonus if 25% of total rental space (or the entire first floor) is used in trade or business. The Rhode Island HTC was extended 18 months in mid-2021, then an additional six months in late 2022.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Legislation introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives would permit a taxpayer who begins the restoration or preservation of a property before the end of 2026 to have extended eligibility to receive the state River Edge historic tax credit (HTC). H.B. 4106 would allow the taxpayer to receive the tax credit until the taxable year that the project is completed or suspended. The River Edge HTC is for 25% of qualified rehabilitation expenditures (QREs) and sunsets Dec. 31, 2026.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in June adopted a Climate Change and Historic Preservation Policy Statement to acknowledge the connections between climate change and historic properties. The statement urges stakeholders to take steps to address the impacts in all stages of planning, including that for properties receiving the federal historic tax credit (HTC). The statement lists 15 priorities, with calls for the impact to historic properties to be an integral part of climate adaptation planning and implementation, a survey and identification of historic properties to focus on areas with the highest potential for climate impacts, permitting and environmental review of clean energy projects and climate-friendly transportation projects to be expedited while ensuring full consideration of potential impact to historic properties and more.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is seeking feedback on the application and interpretation of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, particularly the standards that determine whether properties qualify for the federal historic tax credit (HTC). ACHP seeks feedback on concerns about the application and interpretation of the Standards and how guidance and training could improve the use of the Standards to improve the federal response to equity, housing supply, energy efficiency, renewable energy or climate-change-related concerns. Comments are due by 5 p.m. ET July 20 by emailing [email protected].

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