Urban Advantages: Diamonds in the Rough
Florida offers plenty of incentives to help companies find the beauty that lies beneath.
Credits, Refunds, Incentives
» Business Equipment Sales Tax Refund For sales taxes paid on the purchase of certain business property used exclusively in an Enterprise Zone for at least three years.
» Building Materials Sales Tax Refund Applies to sales taxes paid on the purchase of building materials used to rehabilitate real property located in an Enterprise Zone.
» Property Tax Credit, Corporate Income Tax Credit against Florida corporate income tax equal to 96% of ad valorem taxes paid on the new or improved property.
» Sales Tax Exemption for Electrical Energy A 50% sales tax exemption on the purchase of electrical energy, if the municipality has reduced the municipal utility tax by at least 50%.
» Community Contribution Tax Credit 50% credit on Florida corporate income tax, insurance premium tax or sales tax refund for donations made to local community development projects.
Gemstone-quality diamonds, in their raw state, typically aren’t much to look at. In fact, it takes more than a little imagination to see the beauty that is just waiting to burst forth with the right cut and polish.
Urban properties that are showing signs of abandonment, economic decline or contamination are a lot like diamonds in the rough. Since 1981, Florida’s Urban Advantages programs, along with local community support and federal initiatives, have helped thousands of companies discover the hidden sparkle of diamonds-in-the-rough properties and circumstances.
For More Information
To learn more about Florida’s many incentive programs, visit www.eflorida.com.