DIA qualifies for tax program

April 9, 2013

By Staff

The Downtown Issaquah Association has qualified to join The Main Street Tax Incentive Program through the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.

The Main Street Tax Incentive credit program provides a business and occupancy or public utility tax credit to businesses that contribute to the Downtown Issaquah Association.

In 2005, legislation was passed creating a state B&O Tax Credit Incentive Program for businesses investing in local downtown revitalization programs. A tax credit equal to 75 percent of a charitable contribution can be claimed in the calendar year following the contribution. By redirecting B&O taxes to the Issaquah Main Street Program, a contribution invests directly in the health and vitality of Issaquah’s downtown.

Contributions support:

  • protecting the historic nature of downtown Issaquah
  • community events
  • flower baskets
  • light posts
  • benches
  • bike racks
  • holiday lights

The DIA’s mission is to promote and enhance the economic vitality of historic downtown Issaquah, and support its membership through programs and events that celebrate downtown’s unique culture.

Learn more about the organization and how to support historic downtown Issaquah at www.downtownissaquah.com.


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