Tax Incentives for Historic Buildings
Historic buildings are tangible links with the past. They help give a community a sense of identity, stability and orientation. The federal and state governments encourage the preservation of historic buildings through various programs including federal and state income tax incentives and grant programs to support the rehabilitation of historic and older buildings.Learn More
As we work to recover and revitalize Michigan communities, the new State Historic Tax Credit program signed into law by Governor Whitmer on December 30, 2020 will help support place-based projects while promoting the preservation of Michigan’s historic resources. The MEDC and SHPO are already working to begin the rulemaking process to effectively and efficiently establish and administer this program, ensuring developers and communities can access this welcome support, likely starting early this summer. Updates will be shared on this webpage.
Forms, Instructions, and Guidance
Historic Preservation Tax Credit Application
PLEASE NOTE: TPS has issued new Tax Credit Application forms. The new forms have a revision date of 2016 and are available from the program web site at the link above. Begin using the new forms immediately. Old forms are no longer accepted.
Federal Tax Credits for Historic Properties
Information and forms for the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits.
Historical Architects Information Update Form
Architects and Historical Architects - use this form to update your information on our list, or to have us review your credentials for inclusion in the list.
NPS Application Instruction and Form
A link to the National Park Service Technical Preservation Services web page for the Historic Preservation Certification Application.
Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation
A link to the National Park Service Technical Preservation Services web page for the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.