404A.2  Amount of credit.

The amount of the credit equals twenty-five percent of the qualified rehabilitation costs made to eligible property. In the case of commercial property, rehabilitation costs must equal at least fifty percent of the assessed value of the property, excluding the land, prior to the rehabilitation. In the case of residential property or barns, the rehabilitation costs must equal at least twenty-five thousand dollars or twenty-five percent of the fair market value, excluding the land, prior to the rehabilitation, whichever is less. In computing the tax credit for eligible property that is classified as residential or as commercial with multifamily residential units, the rehabilitation costs used shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars per residential unit. In computing the tax credit, the only costs which may be included are the rehabilitation costs incurred between the period ending on the project completion date and beginning on the later of either the date of issuance of the approval of the project as provided in section 404A.3 or two years prior to the project completion date.

For purposes of this chapter, qualified rehabilitation costs include amounts if they are properly includable in computing the basis for tax purposes of the eligible property. Amounts treated as an expense and deducted in the tax year in which they are paid or incurred and amounts that are otherwise not added to the basis for tax purposes of the eligible property are not qualified rehabilitation costs. Amounts incurred for architectural and engineering fees, site survey fees, legal expenses, insurance premiums, development fees, and other construction-related costs are qualified rehabilitation costs to the extent they are added to the basis for tax purposes of the eligible property. Costs of sidewalks, parking lots, and landscaping do not constitute qualified rehabilitation costs.

Any rehabilitation costs used in the computation of the tax credit under this chapter shall not be deductible for purposes of individual and corporate income taxes.

Section History: Recent form

  2000 Acts, ch 1194, §4, 20


  Section applies to qualified rehabilitation costs incurred on or after July 1, 2000; 2000 Acts, ch 1194, §20

Previous Section 404A.1

Next Section 404A.3

Return To Home index

© 2001 Cornell College and League of Women Voters of Iowa

Comments about this site or page? webmaster@legis.iowa.gov.
Please remember that the person listed above does not vote on bills. Direct all comments concerning legislation to State Legislators.

Last update: Mon Jan 22 17:13:42 CST 2001
URL: /DOCS/IACODE/2001/404A/2.html