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The Division for Historic Preservation of the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce the launch of the Historic Barn Rehabilitation Tax Credit program. This new program allows NYS taxpayers who rehabilitate their historic barns a 25% credit against state income tax owed.

The amount of the tax credit is equal to 25% of the expenditures incurred to rehabilitate a historic barn. In order to qualify, a barn must have been built prior to 1946, and the work must be approved by the Division for Historic Preservation. Taxpayers can begin to claim the credit in 2023 for work done in 2022, or for work completed during a five-year period prior to the date of filing.


The application form has three parts – Parts 1 & 2 are submitted together and Part 3 is submitted on its own. All application forms can be mailed to the following address:

Division for Historic Preservation
Peebles Island Resource Center
1 Delaware Avenue North
Cohoes, NY 12047
*An online submission form will be available soon! 

To apply for the program, please visit the tax credit page of our website.

The program application forms (Parts 1&2, Part 3), the application instructions, and the FAQs are below.

If you have questions about your eligibility or how to apply, please call (518) 268-2213 to speak to Division for Historic Preservation staff.

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