Historic Tax Credits
The federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) program has helped revitalize communities by encouraging the flow of private funds to facilitate the rehabilitation of historic buildings. Under the program, the costs of rehabilitation and restoration of certified historic properties are subsidized by transferring HTCs from project sponsors to third parties, which may include national banks and federal savings associations. The National Park Service within the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Internal Revenue Service jointly administer the Historic Tax Credit Program in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices.
Historic Tax Credits: Bringing New Life to Older Communities (PDF) (May 2015)
"Historic Tax Credits," (PDF) Community Developments Fact Sheet.
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS) – The National Park Service (NPS) administers the Historic Tax Credit program jointly with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs). They offer a wealth of resources including:
U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Industry Organizations and Professional Associations
National Trust for Historic Preservation The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities by providing industry leadership, education, advocacy, and resources.
Novogradac Historic Tax Credit Resource Center - The resource center offers information on IRS rulings, legislation, studies and reports, and breaking news on Historic Tax Credits.
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) - The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) is the professional association of the State government officials who carry out the national historic preservation program as delegates of the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA) (16 USC 470). The NHPA provides for the designation of a State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) in each state.
National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) - The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) is an association for professions in the historic rehabilitation, affordable housing, new markets, and renewable energy tax credit programs. In addition, the association produces Tax Credit Advisor publications for organizations interested in financing tax credit projects.