PRESERVATION DAY AT THE CAPITOL 2017
This year’s Preservation Day at the Capitol was held a little earlier than usual, February 1. With Missouri’s Historic Tax Credit at risk now more than ever, we decided to get to the Capitol as soon as possible. Overall, we had a very successful day visiting our state legislators.
Over 30 dedicated preservationists attended to help spread the word to all of Missouri’s legislators about the threat to the tax credits. Each senator and representative received a packet of information about the HPTC, as well as a personalized letter, list of HPTC projects in their district and a USB drive containing a video about the HPTC.
The HTC is an important program which has helped to support over $8 billion in private investment in the renovation of historic
buildings in Missouri, as well as creating jobs and contributing to local economies throughout the state since its inception in 1998.
While this year’s Preservation Day was a great success, we still need your help. Please pick up your phone and call your legislators. It is important that you let your legislators know that you support the positive economic impact that the State Historic Preservation Tax Credits deliver in Missouri. Unsure of who your legislators are? Check out this website.
A huge thank you to everyone who came out to help on Preservation Day!
*What is HPTC: They are tax credits that provide an incentive for the redevelopment of commercial and residential historic structures in Missouri and are open to any taxpayer across the state. The program provides state tax credits equal to 25% of eligible costs and expenses of the rehabilitation of approved historic structures.
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