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Monday, May 20, 2019

Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Darin LaHood, R-Ill., Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa., introduced the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act (HTC-GO) Friday to bring more value to historic tax credit (HTC) transactions and to encourage redevelopment of smaller, income-producing properties. H.R.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Legislation in Georgia to allow taxpayers to take the state historic tax credit up to two years after placing a certified historic structure or home into service will be effective June 1. H. 224 was signed by Gov. Brian Kemp in early May. The state HTC was previously taken in the year in which the certified rehabilitation was completed. The state HTC is scheduled to expire Dec. 31, 2024.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Legislation to create a Hawaii state historic tax credit (HTC) passed both houses of the Legislature and is on the desk of Gov. David Ige. S.B. 1394 would create a credit worth 30 percent of qualified rehabilitation expenses. The credit would have an annual $1 million statewide cap and would begin July 1 and end Dec. 31, 2024. Ige has 45 days to sign or veto the bill. If he does neither, it becomes law.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Legislation in Nevada to create a state historic tax credit has been sent to the House Ways and Means Committee. A.B. 178 would create a transferable 20 percent state HTC for qualified rehabilitation expenses of at least $20,000 on historic buildings. The credit would jump to 25 percent for properties in certain state or federal rehabilitation programs and 30 percent for affordable housing.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Legislation was introduced this week in Pennsylvania to raise the annual cap for the state historic tax credit from $3 million to $30 million and extend the sunset date by more than a decade, from 2020 to 2031. S.B. 541 would also increase the project cap from $500,000 to $2.5 million and create a 5 percent bonus for workforce housing properties.

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