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Take Action: Historic Tax Credit Reduced by Half in Senate Bill

Tax reform is moving fast in both the House and Senate, and advocates for historic preservation need to weigh in ! The most significant federal investment in preservation, the historic tax credit (HTC), is at stake. Despite vigorous advocacy by Republicans and Democrats in both chambers, the...

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Historic Tax Credit Threatened (November 2, 2017 | Public Policy Webinar)

The "Group of Six" instructions to the tax writing committees did not instruct them to keep the Historic Tax Credit as they draft their tax reform bills. Join the webinar to hear what you—and your Members of Congress—can do to help preserve the Historic Tax Credit in this intense legislative...

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On the Hill: Bill to Overhaul the Antiquities Act Moves Forward in the House, Tax Reform Update

Editor's Note: We have updated our recent piece on the current critical moment regarding the protection of the federal historic tax credit (HTC). Today the House Ways and Means Committee released a tax reform bill that eliminates the federal HTC. The bill language is not surprising—it...

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A Critical Moment in Our Fight to Protect the Historic Tax Credit: Act Now

Editor's Note and Update (11/10/2017) : Despite vigorous advocacy by Republicans and Democrats in both chambers, the historic tax credit was not incorporated into the House tax reform bill during the mark-up process. On the Senate side, the Finance Committee acted last night to retain the HTC...

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Federal Historic Tax Credit Achieves Record Increase in Use and Impacts in 2016

The Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit , first published in 2008, has long provided a statistical justification for improving the federal historic tax credit (HTC). More recently, the report has been used to bolster support for retention of the HTC in a...

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Sample City Council Resolutions to Support the Historic Tax Credit

Help support the historic tax credit asking your city councils request Congress to keep the Historic Tax Credit in place during tax reform. These are not only helpful with Members of Congress but also getting this attention in the press. Below find draft resolution language that you can use in...

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On the Hill: Tax Reform Update

As federal, state, and local governments coordinate an emergency response to natural disasters in Florida and the Gulf Coast region, the National Trust, together with our state and national partners, is developing recommendations for a recovery package that prioritizes the rehabilitation of...

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On the Hill: August Historic Tax Credit Update

As Washington wraps up its August legislative recess, the president and congressional leaders look to build momentum to advance a comprehensive tax reform bill before the end of the calendar year. The so-called Gang of Six—Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director...

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