Maine Revised Statutes

§5219-BB. Credit for rehabilitation of historic properties after 2007

1. Definitions.  As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
A. "Certified affordable housing project" means a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling, apartment or other living accommodation that has been certified by the Maine State Housing Authority as an affordable housing project pursuant to Title 30-A, section 4722, subsection 1, paragraph DD. [2009, c. 361, §28 (AMD); 2009, c. 361, §37 (AFF).]
B. "Certified historic structure" means a structure that has been certified by the Director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission as a historic structure under Title 27, section 511. [2009, c. 361, §28 (AMD); 2009, c. 361, §37 (AFF).]
C. "Certified qualified rehabilitation expenditure" means a qualified rehabilitation expenditure, as defined by the Code, Section 47(c)(2), made between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2023. For purposes of subsection 2, paragraph B, qualified rehabilitation expenditures incurred in the certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure located in the State do not include a requirement that the certified historic structure be substantially rehabilitated. [2011, c. 453, §7 (AMD).]
[ 2011, c. 453, §7 (AMD) .]
2. Credit allowed.  A taxpayer is allowed a credit against the tax imposed under this Part:
A. Equal to 25% of the taxpayer's certified qualified rehabilitation expenditures for which a tax credit is claimed under Section 47 of the Code for a certified historic structure located in the State; or [2007, c. 539, Pt. WW, §4 (NEW).]
B. Equal to 25% of the certified qualified rehabilitation expenditures of a taxpayer who incurs not less than $50,000 and up to $250,000 in certified qualified rehabilitation expenditures in the rehabilitation of a certified historic structure located in the State and who does not claim a credit under the Code, Section 47 with regard to those expenditures. If the certified historic structure is a condominium, as defined in Title 33, section 1601-103, subsection 7, the dollar limitations of this paragraph apply to the total aggregate amount of certified qualified rehabilitation expenditures incurred by the unit owners' association and all of the unit owners in the rehabilitation of that certified historic structure. The credit may be claimed for the taxable year in which the certified historic structure is placed in service. [2011, c. 240, §38 (AMD).]
A taxpayer is allowed a credit under paragraph A or B but not both. A credit may not be claimed for expenditures incurred before January 1, 2008 or after December 31, 2023.
[ 2011, c. 240, §38 (AMD); 2011, c. 453, §8 (AMD) .]
3. Increased credit for a certified affordable housing project.  The credit allowed under this section is increased to 30% of certified qualified rehabilitation expenditures for a certified affordable housing project. If the certified affordable housing project for which an increased credit was allowed under this subsection does not remain an affordable housing project for 30 years from the date the affordable housing project is placed in service, the owner of the property is subject to the repayment provisions of Title 30-A, section 4722, subsection 1, paragraph DD. Upon notification by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and the Maine State Housing Authority pursuant to Title 30-A, section 4722, subsection 1, paragraph DD, subparagraph 4, the State Tax Assessor shall raise the credit increase amount allowed under this subsection by one percentage point for tax years beginning in the calendar year of that notification. The maximum total credit allowed under this subsection may not exceed 35% of the taxpayer's certified qualified rehabilitation expenditures.
[ 2009, c. 361, §28 (AMD); 2009, c. 361, §37 (AFF) .]
4. Maximum credit.  The credit allowed pursuant to this section and section 2534 may not exceed $5,000,000 for each certified rehabilitation project under the Code, Section 47, placed into service in the State during the taxable year for which a credit is claimed under this section.
[ 2011, c. 548, §31 (AMD) .]
5. Timing of credit.  Twenty-five percent of the credit allowed pursuant to this section must be taken in the taxable year the credit may be first claimed and 25% must be taken in each of the next 3 taxable years.
[ 2009, c. 361, §28 (AMD); 2009, c. 361, §37 (AFF) .]
6. Credit refundable.  The credit allowed under this section is fully refundable.
[ 2007, c. 539, Pt. WW, §4 (NEW) .]
7. Allocation of credit.  Credits allowed to a partnership, a limited liability company taxed as a partnership or multiple owners of property must be passed through to the partners, members or owners respectively pro rata in the same manner as under section 5219-G, subsection 1 or pursuant to an executed agreement among the partners, members or owners documenting an alternate allocation method. Credits may be allocated to partners, members or owners that are exempt from taxation under Section 501 (c)(3), Section 501 (c)(4) or Section 501 (c)(6) of the Code, and those partners, members or owners must be treated as taxpayers for the purposes of this subsection.
[ 2007, c. 693, §32 (AMD); 2007, c. 693, §37 (AFF) .]
8. Recapture.  A credit received under subsection 2 is subject to the same recapture provisions as apply to a credit received under Section 47 of the Code.
[ 2009, c. 361, §28 (AMD); 2009, c. 361, §37 (AFF) .]
9. Limitation.  A taxpayer who is eligible to claim a credit under section 5219-R, whether or not a credit is actually claimed, may not claim a credit under this section. In addition, a credit may not be claimed under this section with respect to expenditures incurred for rehabilitation of Building No. 2 in the Lockwood Mill Historic District in the City of Waterville.
§5219-BB. Dental care access credit as enacted by PL 2007, c. 690, §1 was repealed by PL 2009. c. 141, §1
[ 2007, c. 539, Pt. WW, §4 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 539, Pt. WW, §4 (NEW). 2007, c. 690, §1 (NEW). 2007, c. 693, §32 (AMD). 2007, c. 693, §37 (AFF). 2009, c. 141, §1 (RP). 2009, c. 361, §28 (AMD). 2009, c. 361, §37 (AFF). 2011, c. 240, §38 (AMD). 2011, c. 453, §§7-9 (AMD). 2011, c. 548, §31 (AMD).

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