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Federal Tax Credit Program
Rehabilitation of historic building
As of December 2011, the Federal Tax Credit program in Oregon has stimulated more than 208 successful historic rehabilitation projects with a total investment of over $916 million.  Implemented in 1976, the federal government has offered an income tax credit as an incentive for rehabilitating income-producing historic buildings.  This tax credit program is administered in Oregon by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in conjunction with the National Park Service (NPS) in Washington, D.C., which makes the final decisions on project eligibility, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) who handles the actual tax credit component.
Find information about the Oregon Special Assessment tax incentive program. 
Federal Tax Program Contact:
Joy Sears
SHPO Restoration Specialist
Phone: (503) 986-0688
Fax: (503) 986-0793
Email: Joy.Sears@state.or.us
Mailing address:
Joy Sears/SHPO
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301

General Information

Program Basics
Tax Credit Brochure

Before You Begin

Incentives Overview
Project Planning
Illustrated Guidelines
IRS Connection

Getting Started

NPS-Preservation Briefs
NPS-Tech Notes
NPS-ITS Bulletins


Old House Journal
"Historic Homeworks"
Rehab Standards