On May 16, 2019, D.C. Policy Center Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor was quoted in a Washington Business Journal article on the District’s Qualified High Technology Company tax credit program:

“Yesim Taylor, the executive director of the D.C. Policy Center, agreed that the current credit was outdated and largely ineffective, saying it began as a broad program to provide tax credits to companies savvy enough to request them.

“There are many ways to make the District a more attractive place for businesses,” Taylor said. “A stable business environment, a competitive tax regime, and lowering the regulatory risk associated with doing business in the District would be my top choices. A feel-good tax credit that picks winners without evidence is a forgone opportunity in investing a truly welcoming business climate.”

Read more: The District plans to slash a popular tax incentive. But a much broader battle could be ahead | Washington Business Journal

Related: Bowser’s tax hikes survive budget revisions, but D.C. Council tees up key changes | Washington Business Journal

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