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State Income Tax Incentives

A state income tax credit of 25% of rehabilitation expenses.  The credit is capped at $100,000 for residences and $300,000 for income-producing properties.  CLICK HERE for more information.


State Preferential Property Tax Assessment for Rehabilitated Historic Property

Freezes the county property tax assessment for over 8 years.  Available for personal residences as well as income-producing properties.  The owner must increase their fair market value of the building by 50-100%, depending on its new use.

  • The application is a two/three part process, describing before and after rehabilitation.  Ideally, project work should be submitted before work begins and be completed within two years.

  • Applications for all three programs are sent to Georgia Historic Preservation Division (and afterward National Park Service for the Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit).

  • There are substantial cost tests that must be met to qualify for each program.  CLICK HERE for more information.


Federal Income Tax Incentives 

A federal income tax credit equal to 20% of rehabilitation expenses.  Available ONLY for income-producing properties.  The application is first reviewed by the Historic Preservation Division then forwarded to the National Park Service for final decision. CLICK HERE for more information.

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