Article 3L.

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits Investment Program.

§ 105-129.105.  (See note for repeal) Credit for rehabilitating income-producing historic structure.

(a)        Credit. - A taxpayer who is allowed a federal income tax credit under section 47 of the Code for making qualified rehabilitation expenditures for a certified historic structure located in this State is allowed a credit equal to the sum of the following:

(1)        Base amount. - The percentage of qualified rehabilitation expenditures at the levels provided in the table below:

Expenses

Over                                              Up To                                                 Rate

0                                                    $10 million                                          15.00%

$10 million                                    $20 million                                          10.00%

(2)        Development tier bonus. - An amount equal to five percent (5%) of qualified rehabilitation expenditures not exceeding twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) if the certified historic structure is located in a development tier one or two area.

(3)        Targeted investment bonus. - An amount equal to five percent (5%) of qualified rehabilitation expenditures not exceeding twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) if the certified historic structure is located on an eligible targeted investment site.

(b)        Pass-Through Entity. - Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. 105-131.8 and G.S. 105-269.15, a pass-through entity that qualifies for the credit provided in this section may allocate the credit among any of its owners in its discretion as long as an owner's adjusted basis in the pass-through entity, as determined under the Code, at the end of the taxable year in which the certified historic structure is placed in service, is at least forty percent (40%) of the amount of credit allocated to that owner. Owners to whom a credit is allocated are allowed the credit as if they had qualified for the credit directly. A pass-through entity and its owners must include with their tax returns for every taxable year in which an allocated credit is claimed a statement of the allocation made by the pass-through entity and the allocation that would have been required under G.S. 105-131.8 or G.S. 105-269.15.

(c)        Definitions. - The following definitions apply in this section:

(1)        Certified historic structure. - Defined in section 47 of the Code.

(2)        Development tier area. - Defined in G.S. 143B-437.08.

(3)        Eligibility certification. - A certification obtained from the State Historic Preservation Officer that the site comprises an eligible targeted investment site.

(4)        Eligible targeted investment site. - A site located in this State that satisfies all of the following conditions:

a.         It was used as a manufacturing facility or for purposes ancillary to manufacturing, as a warehouse for selling agricultural products, or as a public or private utility.

b.         It is a certified historic structure.

c.         It has been at least sixty-five percent (65%) vacant for a period of at least two years immediately preceding the date the eligibility certification is made.

(5)        Pass-through entity. - Defined in G.S. 105-228.90.

(6)        Qualified rehabilitation expenditures. - Defined in section 47 of the Code.

(7)        State Historic Preservation Officer. - The Deputy Secretary of the Office of Archives and History of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, or the Deputy Secretary's designee, who acts to administer the historic preservation programs within the State.

(8)        Targeted investment. - Qualified rehabilitation expenditures on a certified historic structure that is located on an eligible targeted investment site.

(d)       Limitations. - The amount of credit allowed under this section with respect to qualified rehabilitation expenditures for an income-producing certified historic structure may not exceed four million five hundred thousand dollars ($4,500,000).

(e)        2014 and 2015 Expenses. - A taxpayer is eligible for a credit under this section for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, for qualifying rehabilitation expenditures that were incurred in 2014 and 2015 if all of the following conditions are met:

(1)        The certified historic structure is located in a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 county.

(2)        The certified historic structure is owned by a city.

(3)        The qualifying rehabilitation activity commenced in 2014.

(4)        A certificate of occupancy is issued on or before December 31, 2015.

(5)        The taxpayer meets all of the other conditions in this section.  (2015-241, ss. 14.30(c), 32.3(a); 2015-264, s. 54.5(a), (b); 2017-102, s. 33.)