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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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Winter 2008 Forum Journal: Preservation Matters!

T able of Content President’s Report by Richard Moe Spearheading Preservation Action: My Personal Challenge by Nellie Longsworth Celebrating the City by Garrison Keillor Making the Preservation Message Resonate with Donors by Jay Steenhuysen Valuing Heritage: Re-examining...

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On the Hill: The Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act Introduced

Good news! On Thursday, February 16, legislation that would make important changes to the historic tax credit (HTC) was introduced in Congress. The bipartisan Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act (HTCIA, H.R. 1158/S.425) closely resembles legislation introduced in the last Congress and would...

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Call to Action (Update): Urgent Advocacy Needed to Protect the Historic Tax Credit

(This is an update to an earlier call to action from December 2016 .) President-elect Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan have prioritized moving tax reform legislation forward in the 115th Congress. A tax reform package could move quickly through Congress by way of the budget...

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[Video] PastForward 2016: preservationLIVABILITY

Recorded on November 17 at PastForward 2016 in Houston, this TrustLive session explored the starring role that historic preservation can play in the rebirth of urban areas through reinvestment and reuse of existing places. Preservation helps create livable, vibrant, equitable, and creative...

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Call to Action: Urgent Advocacy Needed, Historic Tax Credit in Danger of Repeal in Tax Reform

Note : Read the updated call to action from January 2017. President-elect Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan have prioritized moving tax reform legislation forward in the first 100 days of the next Congress, which begins in January. A tax reform package could move quickly through Congress by...

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New Resources for Tax Credit Advocacy: Blueprint for Tax Reform Is Silent on Historic Tax Credits

In late June Speaker of the House Paul Ryan released a Republican blueprint for reforming the nation’s tax code . The Tax Reform Blueprint is meant to guide the House Ways and Means Committee in developing a comprehensive reform of the tax code in 2017. The Blueprint proposes to lower...

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Arranging a Congressional Site Visit

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and preservation allies throughout the country are engaged in a campaign to build support for the historic tax credit with legislators on Capitol Hill. Visiting a historic tax credit project provides legislators with a unique opportunity to see first...

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Senate. This letter is used before the identifying number of a bill introduced in the Senate (i.e. S.3456). Source: Montgomery, Susan West. A Blueprint for Lobbying . Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2002. #congress #Advocacy #Lobbying