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.
This program supports the following WEDC Strategic Pillar and Focus Area:
Community and Economic Opportunity: Downtown Development
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.