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Friday, October 12, 2018

Ninety-eight percent of House of Representatives and U.S. Senate candidates who responded to a survey say they support the federal historic tax credit (HTC), according to Preservation Action, a national nonprofit advocacy organization.

Monday, October 8, 2018

An early release draft of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’s) Form 3468 for the 2018 tax year indicates that the IRS will require taxpayers to claim the federal historic tax credit (HTC)–for projects not subject to transition rules made after tax reform–at a 4 percent rate per year over five years, beginning with the year it is placed in service.

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) will hold its quarterly meeting Oct. 4, according to a document scheduled for publication Monday in the Federal Register. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Room SR325 of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The ACHP is an independent federal agency that advises the president and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, today highlighted the introduction of three bills that he said constitute the Tax Reform 2.0 package from Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee. None of the bills contain provisions directly impacting affordable housing, community development or historic preservation programs. The legislation will lock in individual and small business tax cuts made in the legislation passed in December 2017, and reform savings- and education-related tax provisions.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Illinois General Assembly Aug. 3 enrolled H.B. 5686 (Public Act 100-0695) to transfer the administration of the River Edge Redevelopment Zone and the state historic preservation tax credit pilot program from the State Historic Preservation Agency to the Department of Natural Resources.

 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation this week to expand the state’s River Edge historic tax credit (HTC) to the entire state. SB 3527 expands the 25 percent HTC–which was available to five cities previously–to the rest of the state, with a $15 million annual cap on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a $3 million project cap and the credit will sunset at the end of 2023.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Delaware Gov. John Carney signed legislation increasing the state historic tax credit (HTC) cap for a single rehabilitation of an owner-occupied property from $20,000 to $30,000. SB212 applies to the 30 percent credit for property that is not eligible for the federal HTC.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed into law S.B. 773 to reduce the annual aggregate cap of state historic tax credits (HTCs) from $140 million to $90 million for each fiscal year commencing with the effective date of the statute, Aug. 28, 2018. An additional $30 million in state HTCs above the $90 million cap may be authorized for projects in a qualified census tract.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Delaware Gov. John Carney signed legislation this month to increase the annual statewide cap on state historic tax credits (HTCs) to $8 million for fiscal years 2019-2024. The previous cap was $6.5 million. HB 475 also appropriated $6 million to the Affordable Rental Housing Program, which is intended to be used to leverage other sources, such as low-income housing tax credits.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A series of new provisions for the Alabama state historic tax credit will become effective July 14. The new provisions include a requirement that any nonprofit receiving a credit must file a state tax return for the year the project is placed in service, any tax credit transferred must be valued at 85 percent or greater of the present value and the recipient of a tax credit certificate must forward a copy of the certificate to the Alabama Department of Revenue within 30 days of the date of issuance.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Legislation to eliminate the existing basis adjustment requirement for historic tax credit (HTC) properties was introduced yesterday by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Ben Cardin, D-Md., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Reps. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. A press release from Sen.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Several Massachusetts tax credit programs, including the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and the historic tax credit (HTC), were expanded and extended effective May 31. H 4536 extended the state LIHTC through 2025 with $5 million per year added for properties that improve existing state or federally assisted housing, along with a five-year housing bond issue.

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Colorado state historic tax credit (HTC) was extended through 2029 and the amount of the credit was increased for structures in disaster areas or rural communities after the Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act became effective Wednesday.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Missouri enacted S.B. 590 Friday to reduce the annual state historic tax credit (HTC) program cap from $140 million to $90 million, with the possibility of an additional $30 million in tax credits for developments in qualified census tracts. The bill is effective Aug. 28.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department today published Notice 2018-43 to invite public recommendations on what should be included in the 2018-2019 priority guidance plan. The 2018-2019 priority guidance plan will identify which guidance projects that Treasury and the IRS will prioritize from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. The deadline to submit recommendations for possible inclusion in the original 2018-2019 priority guidance plan is June 15.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 668 last week to raise the cap for the Wisconsin state historic tax credit (HTC) from $500,000 to $3.5 million for all projects undertaken on the same parcel, effective July 1. Wisconsin’s state credit had no cap until last fall, when state budget legislation proposed a $5 million project cap. Walker used a line-item veto to reduce the cap to $500,000.

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Treasury Department today designated qualified opportunity zones (OZs) in 15 states and three territories, the first such designations made after the creation of the areas by H.R. 1.

Friday, April 6, 2018

The final New York state fiscal year 2019 budget legislation includes a five-year extension for the state historic tax credit (HTC) and rejects Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to limit tax credit claims to $2 million per year and defer the ability of taxpayers to claim the balance until 2021.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The National Park Service (NPS) issued 1,501 preliminary certifications of rehabilitation with nearly $9.1 billion in rehabilitation costs under the federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) program in fiscal year 2017 (FY17), according to the annual report released today by the National Park Service (NPS).