Incentives
A GUIDE TO THE FEDERAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX INCENTIVES PROGRAM FOR INCOME-PRODUCING PROPERTIES
Program Essentials Application Basics The Review Process Meeting the Standards for Rehabilitation Avoiding Incompatible Work

 

The Brentwood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1905), after undergoing rehabilitation for 43 units of affordable housing. Courtesy Brentwood Parkside Associates, a joint venture of Pennrose Properties, Inc. and the Parkside Historic Preservation Corporation. Photo:  1996 Don Pearse Photographers, Inc.

Photo: 1996 Don Pearse Photographers, Inc.

Incentives

Technical Preservation Services (TPS) has developed this information program to assist historic building owners, preservation consultants, community officials, architects and developers.

Program Essentials answers questions about the 20% federal tax credit for rehabilitating historic buildings.

 

Application Basics and The Review Process provide general guidance on the preparation and submission of application forms, documentation requirements, timing, reviews, and the overall decision-making process.

 

Meeting the Standards for Rehabilitation explains how the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation are applied to project work.

 

Avoiding Incompatible Work shows examples of compatible and incompatible approaches to rehabilitation work.

Program Essentials: What is the 20% tax credit?

This website provides basic information on the 20% tax credit.
It is not intended to replace the more complete TPS program material online.

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