The Federal and State Historic Tax Incentive programs encourage investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings. Tax credits on qualified expenditures can sometimes make the difference in deciding to undertake renovation of an investment property.
A Tax Credit is a direct, dollar for dollar reduction in the amount of money a taxpayer must pay in taxes for a given year. The amount of the tax credit ultimately awarded is based on the qualified cost of renovating and restoring a historic property, which qualifying costs do not include acquisition, additions, or landscaping. Applications must be filed with the state and/or the U.S. Department of the Interior prior to the completion of the project and approved in order the receive the credits.
The Louisiana legislature approved the extension of the state's historic tax credits to January 1, 2022.
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