Thousands of Resources, Ready to help.
The final version of the draft rules (dated October 28, 2021) for the new State Historic Tax Credits and the supporting Public Hearing documenting were filed with JCAR on or about February 2, 2022. The Committee has 15 session days to review the materials. The review and approval process appears to be on track for a program launch in mid-2022.
The draft rules and Public Hearing notice were published in the November 15 issue of the Michigan Register, which is available at this link.
As we work to recover and revitalize Michigan communities, Public Act 343 of 2020 (the “Act”) was signed into law by Governor Whitmer on December 30, 2020 and established the new State Historic Tax Credit program (the “Program”). The Program will help support place-based projects while promoting the preservation of Michigan’s historic resources.
The Michigan Strategic Fund (the “MSF”) and State Historic Preservation Office (the “SHPO”) continue to work through the administrative rulemaking process (the “Rulemaking Process”) to formally promulgate rules which will establish how the SHPO creates and administers the Program. The Rulemaking Process is estimated to take 12-18 months to complete. Details, such as application procedures, more detailed eligibility requirements, and transfer rules, etc. will be determined as part of the Rulemaking Process.
Written public comments regarding the Draft Rules, established as part of the Rulemaking Process, were accepted during the month of July, 2021. The formal public hearing took place on December 10, 2021 to obtain additional comments on the draft program rules.
The Act places the following requirements on the Program:
Additional updates will be shared on this webpage. (Revised: 2/17/2022)
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
Federal Historic Tax Credit Forms, Instructions, and Guidance