Save the Historic Tax Credit

The House tax reform bill eliminates the historic tax credit (HTC) and was just passed out of Ways and Means Committee, while the Senate Finance Committee version retains the HTC but reduces the value of the credit by half and eliminates entirely the 10 percent non-historic tax credit for buildings built before 1936.

We need to act now. Please call your lawmakers TODAY to urge the continuation of the historic tax credit at its existing and undiminished levels. Be sure to log each call so we can keep track of outreach to lawmakers and their response.

It is critical that these messages be constructive and positive. Here are some suggestions:

  • Convey support for the inclusion of the HTC in the Senate bill and explain why you value the HTC program.
  • Share that historic rehabilitation projects—typically deemed too risky by conventional financing—will not get done without it.
  • Urge your lawmakers to vocalize support for the HTC with Congressional leadership and the tax writing committees immediately and ask that the historic tax credit be retained in tax reform undiminished.
  • Take a moment to say “thank you” and how much you appreciate them working on your behalf.

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