Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits

Renovating a historic structure can be an expensive and difficult process. Thankfully, several incentives exist to offset the costs and encourage historic restoration, such as the following.

Federal Historic Tax Credit Program:

Federal Income tax credit for 20% of the cost of the restoring and improving a historic structure. Applicants may claim the income tax credit for the year a project is completed and after the final approval. In order to receive and keep the full credit, the owner must hold the building for five years after the renovation.

Eligibility: The building/s must be in a historic district, a certified historic structure or registered individually in the National Register. It must meet the National Park Service Standards that a building’s historic features are preserved and that new additions and alterations are compatible with its architectural integrity.

Louisiana State Historic Tax Credit Program

State income tax credit for 20% of the cost of restoring and improving a historic structure. Applicants may claim the credit for the year a project is completed and after the final Part 3 is approved. Income tax credits may be claimed by the owner or may be transferred or sold to another entity.

Eligibility: Building/s must be at least 50 years old and located within the boundaries of a Downtown Development District or a certified Cultural District. Renovation costs must exceed $10,000 in qualified expenses and must be completed according to Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

If you’re renovating a property within a cultural, historic, or development district, please contact Webre Consulting before beginning construction to discuss your property’s eligibility.


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