Virginia Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

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Virginia Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

Individuals, estates, partnerships, trusts or corporations incurring eligible expenses in the rehabilitation of a certified historic structure are entitled to claim a credit against the tax imposed by Sections 58.1-320, 58.1-360, 58.1-400, 58.1-1200, 58.1-2500 or 58.1-2620 of the Code of Virginia. The credit is equal to 25% of eligible rehabilitation expenses for projects completed in 2000 and thereafter. To qualify, the cost of the rehabilitation must equal at least 50% (25% if the building is an owner occupied residence) of the assessed value of the building for local real estate tax purposes in the year preceding the start of the rehabilitation. Unused credit may be carried forward for ten years. The rehabilitation work must be certified by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources as consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. Applications for certification may be obtained from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, 2801 Kensington Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221, 804-367-2323, or visit

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