Republican Tax Reform Framework Released—Historic Tax Credit Was Not Identified as Worth Keeping

The federal historic tax credit was not included in the Republican leadership’s outline for tax reform.

The framework released by White House and Congressional leaders is intended to guide House and Senate tax writing committees, who will now begin to draft tax reform legislation.

Let’s make sure the historic tax credit is included in the legislation currently under development. Act now to show Washington that historic preservation advocates are steadfast in our support of the historic tax credit’s track record for creating jobs, revitalizing historic communities, and preserving our history.

Join us in urging lawmakers to send a message to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees: the historic tax credit must be retained in a reformed tax code. You may customize the message to your delegation below. We will also forward a copy of your letter to the Committee members, to ensure your voice is heard.

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Help Save the Historic Tax Credit

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to request your help in ensuring the federal historic tax credit is retained in a reformed tax code. The "Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code" fails to include this vital federal incentive, a proven tool that creates local jobs and preserves our nation's historic properties, while enriching our communities and building a lasting relationship with our past. Please let your colleagues on the tax writing committees know about your support of the federal historic tax credit.

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