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Updated 11/17/17: Take Action: Historic Tax Credit Reduced by Half in Senate Bill

Update (11/17/2017): The effort to preserve the historic tax credit (HTC) took a critical step forward in the U.S. Senate Finance Committee last night, as tax legislation continues to advance through Congress. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., succeeded in increasing the HTC back to 20 percent from...

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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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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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National Trust Statement on the National Monument Creation and Protection Act (H.R. 3990) (October 11, 2017)

On October 11, the Natural Resources Committee in the House of Representative is meeting to consider legislation to overhaul the Antiquities Act—our nation’s first preservation law dedicated to protecting historic, prehistoric, and scientific features on our public lands. H.R. 3990, introduced...

NTHP Testimony HR 3990 National Monuments 10-11-17.pdf


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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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HTC Affordable Housing Letter

In August 2017 the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, and the Historic Tax Credit Coalition submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee in response to a hearing about the affordable housing crisis. This letter notes that roughly...

HTC Affordable Housing Let. 8-15-17.pdf


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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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National Trust comment letter urging protection of the Historic Tax Credit

​The National Trust submitted comments in support of retaining and strengthening the long-standing and successful federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) to the Honorable Orrin Hatch, Chairman, Committee on Finance on July 17, 2017.​ #FederalHistoricTaxCredit #congress #historictaxcredit #Advocacy

NTHP HTC Comments 7-17-17.pdf


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National sign-on letter urging protection of the Historic Tax Credit

On September 22, 2017, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Main Street Center, the National Trust for Community Investment Corporation, the Historic Tax Credit Coalition, the National State Historic Preservation Officers, Preservation Action with 1,479 businesses and...

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