Preservation Tax Incentives

Preservation Pays

Surely, everyone knows Madison has wonderful historic architecture. However, there are also three tax incentives programs - two state and one federal - available only for properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. These programs are specifically designed to encourage and reward private investment and substantial rehabilitation of historic resources.

National Register District

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General Information
HPD Tax Incentive Homepage
Federal Tax Credit Program
State Tax Credit Program
State Tax Abatement Program

Tax Incentive Forms
Federal App (Parts 1,2,3)
State App (Part A) (PDF) (Part B) (PDF)
Substantial Rehabilitation Test (PDF)
Rehabilitation Standards

Note: Properties must be contributing resources in the district, listed 1974 and expanded 1990. Programs also apply to properties individually listed or eligible for listing in the National Register.