Beyond Amazon: DC Area High Tech Tax Incentives Open Access Deposited
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Amazon’s search for its second headquarters home has led cities across the country to lay out what many contend are extravagant incentive packages. How big are these incentive packages? And how much of economic development inducements are run though the particularly opaque tax code? In this policy brief, we explore the tax incentives DC-area jurisdictions offer to retain or relocate high-tech firms. We find that almost all jurisdictions offer high-tech tax incentives, and that these incentives usually exempt firms from high-profile taxes.