Wisconsin Historic Tax Credits

Wisconsin’s historic business communities remind us of the state’s rich architectural history while continuing to serve as centers of congregation and commerce. Preserving the commercial buildings of yesteryear is critical to maintaining strong economic interest in the communities they serve.

How It Works

The Historic Preservation Tax Credit applies to certified historic buildings. Under the program, owners of eligible buildings may receive a state income tax credit for 20 percent of the qualified rehabilitated expenditures. This program applies to rehabilitation expenditures, as defined in section 47(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, of $50,000 or more.

Learn more with the Wisconsin Historical Society


Wisconsin Historic Tax Credit Analysis Impact Analysis Calendar Years 2014-2016

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National Trust for Historic Preservation

Understanding the importance of the tax credit program: Read more here or watch below…