• Mark Forbes

Colorado Historic Tax Credit Covers Roofing Services

Roofing Services Covered Under Colorado Historic Preservation Tax Credit

Owners of historic commercial buildings in Colorado take note – the state offers tax credits for qualified construction and rehabilitation work on these buildings, including roofing services. The Commercial Historic Preservation Tax Credit helps rehabilitate historic, owner-occupied commercial properties.

The tax credits can range from 20 percent to 35 percent of rehabilitation expenses, up to $1 million in tax credit per property per year. The state defines qualified rehabilitation expenditures as “expenses necessary to restore a building for commercial use.”

Qualifying expenditures include:

  • Roofing services and flashing

  • Exterior improvements and repairs

  • Structural improvement

  • Electrical improvements

The program awards up to $10 million in tax credits every year. Half of the credits are for smaller projects with budgets up to $2 million, with the other half going to larger projects. The maximum tax credit for any property is $1 million per calendar year.


Approved projects receive, at a minimum,

  • 25 percent tax credit for expenses up to $2 million

  • 20 percent tax credit for expenses totaling $2 million or more

  • The maximum tax credit is $1 million

The credits can be carried forward for up to 10 years before they expire. They can also be transferred.

The location of the property can determine the tax credit. Buildings in rural or disaster areas are eligible to receive larger tax credits.

The tax credit is limited to:

  • Property owners

  • Property tenants who have a lease of at least 39 years in urban areas or a five-year lease in rural areas

  • The holder with a property under contract

Colorado first offered the tax credits in 1990. The state legislature reauthorized the credit in 2018. The program is scheduled to end in 2029.

To apply, go to https://oedit.colorado.gov/commercial-historic-preservation-tax-credit.

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