An analysis of federal rehabilitation tax credits
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Federal rehabilitation tax credits are a valuable resource to the field of historic preservation. These credits help invest money in the community and rehabilitate historic structures. This thesis analyzes the effectiveness of the incentives and recommends areas for improvement. A thorough explanation of the laws and their benefits to the economy and community is provided as background. The examination of case studies from four different states provides the information for the determination of the effectiveness of the credits. Recommendations to improve the credits are made after an analysis of the law and changes made in the past, and suggestions are provided on how to maximize the potential of the credits, as they exist today.