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Tax Incentives

On May 23, 2022, the Minnesota State Legislature adjourned without passing an extension for the Minnesota Historic Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit. The program will sunset after June 30, 2022. SHPO will no longer accept new state Part A applications for the program. The federal program is NOT due to sunset and SHPO will continue to process federal applications in partnership with the National Park Service.

Frequently Asked Questions and Sunset Information.

The Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office currently requires that all Historic Tax Credit Applications submissions are submitted electronically. Please see the submission instructions for detailed information.

Federal Investment Tax Credits

Federal tax credits are available for qualifying projects to encourage the preservation of historic buildings.

Minnesota Historic Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit

The Minnesota Historic Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit offers a 20% state tax credit for qualified historic rehabilitations, and parallels the existing federal rehabilitation tax credit.

Other Financial Incentives

There are a variety of public and private assistance and programs meant to encourage the preservation of historic preservation.

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