Program goal:

The goal of the Historic Preservation Tax Credit (HTC) Program is to incent reinvestment into historic main streets, downtowns, and commercial districts in the state of Wisconsin.

Program description:

The Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program provides transferable tax credits to eligible entities rehabilitating certified historic buildings. The state program acts as a supplement to the federal program, allowing for a state credit of 20 percent of qualified rehabilitation expenditures for certified historic structures.

A “certified historic structure” is a building that is listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places or is located in a registered historic district and is certified by the National Park Service as contributing to the historic significance of that district.