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State Tax Credits for Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings Links

Iowa Department of Revenue – Search for State Rehabilitation Tax Credits

National Park Service Links

National Park Service - Site Map –"Links to the Past" is rich in American history and culture, which the National Park Service is responsible for preserving and protecting. This web site contains vast amounts of information on these important topics. Browse through the subject list and click on a subject of interest or use the "Cultural Resource Subject" menu located at the top of the page to jump to your area of interest. Take advantage of some of the IRS most useful collections of web sites, and discover the riches of a nation!

National Register of Historic Places – the National Register of Historic Places is our nation’s list of properties most worthy of preservation. Find out more about districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.

Historic Buildings and Structures – Up-to-date information about taking care of historic buildings and structures—from planning and evaluation to preservation and rehabilitation.

The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation Ten basic principles created to help preserve the distinctive character of a historic building and its site, while allowing for reasonable change to meet new needs.

National Park Service - Interpreting the Standards – These are guides that were developed for historic preservation tax credit projects.

Electronic Rehab: An interactive web class on The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

Technical Preservation Services for Historic Buildings – Guidance pamphlets, books, and videos on preserving, restoring, and rehabilitating historic buildings. Be sure to check out the Preservation Briefs!

HPS BookStore – Heritage Preservation Services publications are offered in single issue FREE OF CHARGE, subject to availability. You may order up to five titles total in hard copy. If a publication is available online only, it is so noted.

From the Roof Down…and Skin Deep – An online learning program prepared by the National Park Service for historic building owners.

Federal Tax Incentives Links

About the Federal Tax Incentives – The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program is one of the nation's most successful and cost-effective community revitalization programs. The program fosters private sector rehabilitation of historic buildings and promotes economic revitalization.

Federal Tax Incentives – A description of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program in general terms.

Incentives! A Guide to the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program for Income-Producing Properties – An online educational program about the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit.

Federal Tax Incentives - Regulations on “Historic Preservation Certifications.” [36 CFR Part 67]: The federal regulations governing the certification of rehabilitation work under the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive program.

IRS Links

IRS Connection – The National Park Service’s collection of information from the Internal Revenue Service.

PDF Document IRS Audit Techniques Guide for the Rehabilitation Tax Credit – These Guides contain examination techniques, common and unique industry issues, business practices, industry terminology and other information to assist examiners in performing examinations.

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