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The best way to explain the General Income Tax Credit for hiring new employees is by highlighting how the General Income Tax Credit works in the following:
The following is an illustration of how the Large State Income Tax Credit for hiring economically disadvantaged employees works:
The following is an illustration of how the New Job Creation Tax Credit for hiring economically disadvantaged employees works:
Any new or existing businesses investing in new plants and equipment in the City of Seat Pleasant may claim a business personal property tax credit entitling them, over a 10-year period, to an 80% reduction in their taxes on these investments in new fixed assets over a 10-year period. An illustration is highlighted in the following depicting how the Business Property Tax Credit operates:
Any real estate developer owning real property in the City of Seat Pleasant and that expends funds on any new construction or improvement to nonresidential units in the City of Seat Pleasant may claim a 10 year Real Property Tax Credit of 80% to reduce his or her real property taxes resulting from this investment in new construction or improvement to his or her real property. To qualify, an entity must:
The City of Seat Pleasant was designated as an Opportunity Zone by the United States Treasury Department and the Governor of Maryland as of June 2018. This entitles investors with high unrealized capital gains to cash in the appreciation of their gains while deferring the taxes on the gains if they redirect these gains into properties located in areas approved as Opportunity Zones. The City of Seat Pleasant was designed as Opportunity Zones to spur economic development by providing tax benefits to investors:
The credit provides an incentive for investment in low-income communities. The U.S. Department of the Treasury competitively allocates tax credit authority to intermediaries that select investment projects. Investors receive a tax credit against their federal income tax. NMTC investors provide capital to community development entities (CDEs), and in exchange are awarded credits against their federal tax obligations.
Investors can claim their allotted tax credits in as little as seven years - 5% of the investment for each of the first three years and 6% of the project for the remaining four years - for a total of 39% of the NMTC project. A CDE can be its own investor or find an outside investor. Investors are primarily corporate entities-often large international banks or other regulated financial institutions-but any entity or person is eligible to claim NMTCs.
The purpose of the HEZ Investment Initiatives is to:
Under the Sustainable Community Designation, the City of Seat Pleasant may apply for funding to cover a developer's soft costs for marketing studies, architectural drawings or renderings.
A Qualified Opportunity Fund is an investment vehicle that is set up as either a partnership or corporation for investing in eligible property that is located in a Qualified Opportunity Zone.
No, you can get the tax benefits even if you don't live, work or have a business in an Opportunity Zone. All you need to do is invest a recognized gain in a Qualified Opportunity Fund and elect to defer the tax on that gain. Along with the tax benefit associated with the Opportunity Zones program outlined about the City can also use New Market Tax Credit to attract high net worth investors looking for tax concessions.
The City of Seat Pleasant is in a qualified HUB Zone and any business located in the city that is minority owned and whose owners live in the city can apply to become a HUB Zone certified business. The HUB Zone program has three mechanisms for targeting contracts to HUB Zone certified businesses:
In the eight-year period from Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 through FY 2007, there have been about 21,350 contracts totaling $6.28 billion awarded through the three HUB Zone mechanisms.
All investors are vetted for consistency with statutory goals and purposes of the program, with an independent review of credit and financial soundness of the borrower, and projections
To apply for a business license please visit our Business License Application page.
The purpose of the ED-RLF is to assist with business financial needs that will create and retain employment opportunities in the City of Seat Pleasant, with major emphasis on employment for persons from low-to-moderate income households. For application and eligibility information please visit the Economic Development section.
The United States EB-5 Visa, Employment-Based Fifth Preference Category or EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, created in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, provides a method for eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents - informally known as "green card" holders - by investing at least $1,000,000 to finance a business in the City of Seat Pleasant that will employ at least 10 American workers.
Most immigrant investors who use the EB-5 program can invest in a targeted employment area (TEA) such as the City of Seat Pleasant an area of high unemployment. The investment threshold has been lowered to $500,000. The EB-5 program is intended to encourage both "foreign investments and economic growth. The EB-5 program is intended to encourage both "foreign investments and economic growth.
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program is one of five employment-based (EB) preference programs in the United States. Immigrant investors have the choice of investing individually in target areas such as City of Seat Pleasant or they can choose to work through a larger investor pool via regional centers. Regional centers are federally approved third-party intermediaries that "connect foreign investors with developers in need of funding, and channel these investment into target areas such as the City of Seat Pleasant.
By clicking this module, an illustration of the tax saving on a capital gain investment of $100,000 into an opportunity fund for properties in an opportunity zone investment versus cashing in the gains now and paying the taxes and place the balance into a non-opportunity zone asset yielding 15% over a ten-year period. The illustration assumes a 15% annual return and 37% combined income tax bracket.
Yes, you can vote by absentee ballot. However, there are regulations governing voting by absentee ballot.
To obtain an absentee ballot you must first complete an Absentee Ballot Application. To request an Absentee Ballot Application, call the City Clerk's Office at 301-336-2600, ext. 2230.
The polling place for the City election is at the City Hall located 6301 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, MD, unless otherwise directed by the City Council at the recommendation of the Seat Pleasant Board of Election Supervisors.
You may access voter registration information at the State Board of Elections website or the Prince George's County Board of Elections page.
In accordance with the City of Seat Pleasant City Charter, candidate applications and registered voter petitions, which shall include the names and signatures of at least 20 registered voters in the City of Seat Pleasant, must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk by 5 pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2020; no exceptions. Once voter qualifications have been verified, qualified candidates will be notified of certification to run for the petitioned office.
Candidates for election to the office of Councilmember or Mayor shall file with the Board of Election Supervisors a petition signed by at least 20 registered voters of the City of Seat Pleasant at least 60 days (including Sundays and holidays) prior to the date of such election. Such petition shall state:
Such petition shall be sworn to by the person filing same, both as to the fact of the candidate's eligibility and as to the genuineness of the signatures of such petition. No person shall be eligible for elective City public office who has not fulfilled the requirements of this section. No candidate shall file for election for more than one City public office at any one election.
The Candidate packets may be retrieved from 9 am to 5 pm at Seat Pleasant City Hall located at:6301 Addison RoadSeat Pleasant, MD 20743
Coronavirus is a member of the same family of viruses that causes colds. This new coronavirus came from the Wuhan area of China. Several countries, including the U.S., have begun limited screening for travelers that might have the infection. Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Thailand have reported imported cases. So far, according to the New York Times, there have been over 300 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. as of Sunday, March 8, 2020. These numbers are expected to rise.
This new coronavirus does not appear to be highly contagious nor severe, but it is unknown but it is like more virulent strains in this family - including SARS and MERS - coronavirus can progress to pneumonia. Typical symptoms include fever, cough, and respiratory difficulty. Treatment is similar to that for other viral infections.
Your health and safety are always a top concern in Seat Pleasant: A Smart City of Excellence. As in all cases of emerging infectious diseases, we monitor closely and follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health and the Prince George's County Health Department. For more detailed information go to the CDC How COVID-19 Spreads page.
This new coronavirus does not appear to be highly contagious, but this situation can change as more is known about this virus and it evolves. Human to human transmission is clearly occurring. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are screening arrivals from the Wuhan area of China at airports in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Atlanta.
Your health and safety are always a top concern in Seat Pleasant: A Smart City of Excellence. Our government and other caregivers are asking people with fever or other symptoms about their recent travel to China and/or exposure to someone who has traveled to China to contact their physician immediately.
If you or a family member have traveled recently to an area of risk and have symptoms of respiratory illness, you should call your primary care physician for an appointment or advice for further instructions. It's important to call your primary care physician before you go in. Calling ahead helps them direct you to the most appropriate care, and take precautions to protect other patients, employees, and the public.
For up-to-date information about coronavirus situation visit the CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 page.
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