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Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings. It creates jobs and is one of the nation’s most successful and cost-effective community revitalization programs. It has leveraged over $78 billion in private investment to preserve 41,250 historic properties since 1976. The National Park Service and the Internal Revenue Service administer the program in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices.

The following are available through the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program:

  • A 20% income tax credit is available for the rehabilitation of historic, income-producing buildings that are determined by the Secretary of the Interior, through the National Park Service, to be “certified historic structures.”
  • The 10% tax credit is available for the rehabilitation of non-historic buildings placed in service before 1936. The building must be rehabilitated for non-residential use.
  • Tax Benefits for Historic Preservation Easements

For more information, visit the National Park Service as they adminster this grant with the IRS in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices