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Federal Investment Tax Credits

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.

One of the ways the federal government encourages the preservation of historic buildings is through federal tax laws that benefit qualifying historic preservation projects. A project may qualify for a 20-percent investment tax credit if:

  • It involves rehabilitation of a certified historic building used for income-producing purposes;
  • the rehabilitation work follows the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation; and
  • the project receives preliminary and final approval from the National Park Service.

Property owners, developers and architects must apply for the tax credit through the Minnesota SHPO and are encouraged to work with SHPO staff to ensure that appropriate rehabilitation measures are followed. The SHPO then passes its recommendations on to the NPS for approval.

Minnesota SHPO contacts: Natascha Wiener, Senior Design Reviewer and Catherine Sandlund, Design Reviewer.

Application forms and further information

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