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Federal Tax Credits

Owners of historic properties that are income-producing (all or part of a building) may be eligible for a 20% income tax credit for rehabilitation work.

Income producing properties may include businesses, apartment buildings, rental units, home offices, etc., but do not include primary residences

  • The work must meet high standards for both exterior and interior rehabilitation
  • The work must be reviewed by the DC State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service
  • Rehabilitation expenditures must exceed the greater of $5,000 or the adjusted basis of the building

Detailed information regarding the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program is available on the National Park Service website

For further assistance contact the DC SHPO by email.


Application forms and instructions