Support the Historic Tax Credit

Showing Your Support is One Click Away

The 2019 Minnesota Legislative session has just a couple weeks left. We urgently need your help to make sure the Minnesota Historic Tax Credit remains strong and viable. The fate of the HTC will be decided in conference committee in the coming days. Take action by sharing your support for the HTC with the Legislators who represent you in St. Paul. (Find out who represents you here.)

Not yet familiar with the numerous economic and community benefits of the HTC? Click through to our main policy page for more details!

Contact Senate Taxes chair Sen. Roger Chamberlain:

Senator Roger Chamberlain is the Chair of the Senate Taxes Committee.  Ask him to protect the Historic Tax Credit by retaining it as it exists in current law.

Call: 651-296-1253

Email: Send your own email here.

Social Media:  If Twitter is more your style, send a tweet to Sen. Chamberlain.

Contact Senate Taxes vice-chair Sen. David Senjem:

Thank Sen. Senjem for authoring and carrying SF1639 and for his steadfast support of the Historic Tax Credit. Ask him to protect the Historic Tax Credit in conference committee. Call him at 651-296-3903, or reach out to him via email or Twitter.

Contact House Taxes chair Rep. Paul Marquart:

Thank Rep. Marquart for being a strong advocate for the Historic Tax Credit and for not conforming to the Federal changes in the House omnibus tax bill. Ask him to protect the Historic Tax Credit in conference committee. Call him at 651-296-6829, or reach out to him via email or Twitter.

Contact the remaining Senate and House members of the Taxes conference committee:

Urge them to retain the Historic Tax Credit as it exists in current law. Remind House members that this is the position in the House omnibus taxes bill.

To call the members of the Senate Taxes committee, find their contact info here.

Contact them via email:

Senator Jeff Howe
Senator Ann Rest
Senator Gary Dahms
Rep. Diane Loeffler
Rep. Dave Lislegard
Rep. Aisha Gomez
Rep. Greg Davids

Reach out to them via Twitter: 

Senator Jeff Howe
Senator Ann Rest
Senator Gary Dahms
Representative Diane Loeffler
Representative Dave Lislegard
Representative Aisha Gomez

Find additional ways to contact Senators here.

Find additional ways to contact Representatives here.

Tell Your Story

During reuse projects, the building itself usually gets all the limelight.  To us, the stories about new businesses, tradespeople working on the buildings, community members enjoying the rehabbed spaces, and the community events surrounding these places is the real reason to reimagine a space.

Share your story with us.

More Information on the Economic Impact of the Historic Tax Credit

While the economic impact of the HTC speaks for itself , we think it’s also worth a read.

Explore the Economic Impact Study of Historic Tax Credit projects from across the state, the ins and outs of how the tax credit works, and other important policies that support the reuse of historic buildings.

Our advocacy during 2019 Legislative session

PAM has been hard at work at the Capitol, trying to protect our Historic Tax Credit and keep the momentum of building rehabilitation activity all across the state.

We’ve had bills introduced in the MN House and Senate that would:

1) retain the HTC as a single, refundable credit (not conforming to changes at the Federal level that require the credit to be spread over five years),

2) eliminate the sunset date (currently June 30, 2021) and

3) allow the credit to be transferred more than once.

Read the House and Senate Bills:

House Bill HF1642

Senate Bill SF1639

The House Taxes Committee settled the issue of Federal tax conformity in the omnibus tax bill (HF2125) as it was approved on April 12–that’s good news! The bill did not address the sunset date or multiple transfer. We are now working with Representatives and Senators on the Taxes conference committee, urging them to retain the Historic Tax Credit as it currently stands.