Keep your taxes in Colfax- By donating your B & O taxes thru the Colfax Downtown Association, 75% of your taxes stay in Downtown Colfax.
If you need assistance making the B & O Tax dedication pledge, we are more than happy to help you get it done! Please call or email us and we can set up a time to help you complete the process.
The Main Street tax credit incentive program provides a Business & Occupation (B&O) or Public Utility tax (PUT) credit for private contributions given to eligible downtown organizations. Once your business’ donation request is approved by the Department of Revenue, you are eligible for a tax credit worth 75% of the contribution to the Colfax Downtown Association. Only designated Washington Main Street Communities are eligible to receive contributions through this state tax credit program. Further, The Colfax Downtown Association is a 501(c)3 which means your donation is eligible for a federal income tax deduction as a charitable contribution.
Did you know you don't have to have a business in Colfax,Wa to pledge for your B & O tax to stay in Colfax? Pretty cool, right?
The Main Street Tax Credit Program is established in RCW 82.73.
How Do You Actually Get The Tax Credit?
How much can the Colfax Downtown Association receive through the MSTCIP each year? Each organization has a cap of $95,000 in credits each year. Businesses can start pledging online through the department of revenue on the !st monday of January thru March 31st.
Does a business need to reapply for the tax credit each year? Yes. Applications will be accepted beginning on the first Monday of January each year.
How does a business make their contribution to the eligible community? A business that successfully requests credit through the Deportment of Revenue website must make their contribution to the designated community by November 11 of that same year.
Can a business spread out their contribution throughout the year? Yes. However, a business that does not make the total approved contribution by November 11th or forfeits all approved credits for the contributions. If a business cannot make the full approved contribution, they must contact the Department of Revenue’s Taxpayer Account Administration Division at 360-705-6214 or Linda Tran at 360- 705-6047.
Want to get the Main Street tax incentive credit? You will find downloadable step by step instructions on how to do so, on the bottom of our home page. If you need further assistance we will be more than happy to assist you. Call or email us today to set up an appointment.
Any business in the main street corridor can apply for a storefront grant. Our grant applications are due by June 1st of every year. The storefront grant program is a matching grant. Either the business owner or the building owner has to match 25% of the total grant amount. Be sure to complete all steps for the storefront grant application process. You can download the application right now located on the home page.
Are you a local business owner within the downtown corridor? If so, please share in a timely manner any events and or sales that you are doing and we will do our best to promote those through our social media accounts, event calendars and of course word of mouth!