National Park Service October 15, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Historic Preservation Certifications for Federal Income Tax Incentives
Document Number: 2010-25853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to amend its procedures for obtaining historic preservation certifications for rehabilitation of historic structures. Individuals and corporations must obtain these certifications to be eligible for tax credits from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This rule: Incorporates references to the revised sections of the Internal Revenue Code containing the requirements for obtaining a tax credit; replaces references to NPS's regional offices with references to its Washington Area Service Office (WASO); requires NPS to accept appeals for denial of certain certifications; and removes the certification fee schedule from the regulation. These latter two revisions provide an additional avenue for appeals and allow NPS to update fees by publishing a notice in the Federal Register as administrative costs change.