East End Grocery and Retail Incentive Program Tax Exemption Act of 2018, Washington, D.C.

Jurisdiction Name: District of Columbia
State/Province: DC
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 693,972
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: act
Year: 2018
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food security
Keywords: act, business, development, disparities, economic investment, local food purchasing, store, tax exemption, tax rebate, underserved
Adopting Government Department(s):

Council of the District of Columbia

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Office of Tax and Revenue
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

This bill exempts anchor retail grocery stores and sit-down restaurants in Wards 7 and 8 of Washington D.C. from real property tax, possessory interest tax, transfer tax, license fees, personal property tax, corporate franchise tax and sales or use taxes on property or services used to build the store. These exemptions are valid for 30 years. The act is one part of a three part bill, The East End Health Care Desert, Retail Desert, and Food Desert Elimination Act, which was designed to bring high quality medical services, grocery and retail services to the residents of Wards 7 and 8.

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