Tax Breaks

Big investments in residential building in New York City indicate the strength of the city's economy, according to an article in Crain's New York Business.
Nov 2, 2015   Crain's Business New York
Big-box retailers' new tactic to slash their taxes is the latest example of why cities are better off saying no to the boxes and cultivating Main Streets instead.
Jun 20, 2015   Institute for Local Self-Reliance
A columnist takes the recent scandal involving disgraced former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as a particularly heinous example of how far astray affordable housing policy is from its intended goal.
Feb 12, 2015   Real Clear Policy
The price of cars in the country of India will increase—a lot—as the government rolls back tax breaks.
Jan 2, 2015   BBC News India
New York prohibits County Industrial Development Agencies from granting tax breaks to retail projects, but will waive this rule if the project is a "tourist attraction." The Onondaga County IDA thus declared a proposed Costco a tourist attraction.
Apr 29, 2013
So says the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, releasing a new report that says this all-too-common strategy rarely pays off.
Jul 4, 2012   The Boston Globe
Ken Archer opines on whether proposed tax incentives being offered by D.C. to retain the corporate offices of website LivingSocial are a smart trade-off amongst a backdrop of sparse public resources.
Apr 30, 2012   Greater Greater Washington
A new study from the nonprofit research center Good Jobs First looks into how relocation tax breaks for businesses have encouraged sprawl in the Cleveland and Cincinnati metropolitan areas.
Jul 9, 2011   Crain's Cleveland Business
A successful, 1965 California farm and ranch land conservation tax mechanism is under threat by Gov. Brown of dissolution due to the $25 billion deficit. If dissolved, individual counties would have to determine to keep the tax program going.
Feb 16, 2011   San Jose Mercury News
Next month, Vancouver will begin a two-and-a-half year incentive program to encourage developers to build affordable housing.
Jun 21, 2009   The Globe and Mail