PURPOSE

Provide an incentive for the redevelopment of commercial and residential historic structures in Missouri

AUTHORIZATION

Sections 253.545 to 253.561, RSMo

ELIGIBLE AREAS

Statewide

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Any taxpayer is eligible to participate in this program. Not-for-profit entities and government entities are ineligible.

PROGRAM BENEFITS/ELIGIBLE USES

The program provides state tax credits equal to 25% of eligible costs and expenses of the rehabilitation of approved historic structures

This tax credit can be applied to:

  • Ch. 143 – Income tax, excluding withholding tax
  • Ch. 148 – Bank Tax, Insurance Premium Tax, Other Financial Institution Tax

This credit’s special attributes:

  • Carryback 3 years
  • Carryforward 10 years
  • Sellable or transferable

APPLICATION APPROVAL PROCEDURE

An application is submitted to the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED), which will then submit the information to the State Historic Preservation Office to determine the eligibility of the property and proposed rehabilitation, based on the standards of the U.S. Department of the Interior. There are no application deadlines, and the program is non-competitive.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

The "Tax Credit Accountability Act" reporting form must be submitted to DED by June 30 each year for three years following the year of the first issuance of tax credits.

SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

An eligible property must be:

  • listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places;
  • certified by the MO Department of Natural Resources as contributing to the historical significance of a certified historic district listed on the National Register;
  • of a local historic district that has been certified by the US Department of the Interior.
  • The costs and expenses associated with the rehabilitation must exceed 50% of the total basis of the property (acquisition cost).

CONTACT

Missouri Department of Economic Development
Division of Business and Community Services
Development Finance Team
301 West High Street, Room 770
P.O. Box 118
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-522-8004 - Fax: 573-522-9462

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