Part II of this Comment discusses Missouri's historic preservation tax credit, and supplementing the discussion is some background on the federal rehabilitation tax credit. Part III explains how an historic preservation tax credit statute can be structured and outlines the advantages and disadvantages of these structural aspects. In addition, it discusses how historic preservation tax credits can be used as a redevelopment tool and the economic impact that these credits have had in Missouri. Part III of this Comment will review the recommendations made by the Tax Credit Commission appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Finally, in Part IV, this Comment proposes changes to Missouri's historic preservation tax credit providing supporting arguments and debunking potential criticisms. The Comment concludes that reinvigorating Missouri's historic preservation tax credit will provide economic benefits to the state for years to come.

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