The following programs are available to Qualified High Technology Companies (QHTC). QHTC’s must be located in the District of Columbia, have at least two employees and derive most of their income from qualifying high tech activities. Corporate Income Tax Abatement/Reduction: 5 Year Exemption from Corporate Tax. Following the 5 Year Tax Exemption, Reduction of Corporate…

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Raising Heights Raises Potential Dangers As DC’s high density, commercially zoned areas within the District of Columbia approach being “finished”, a pubic dialogue has begun about easing height limits. For the past month, a number of groups have weighed in on both sides of the subject. Most recently, the National Capital Planning Commission (a federally…

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Closing 2012 with a Slower, Bumpy Ride When you’re driving off-road, slowing down is the best way to navigate hazards without destroying your suspension. Of course, the kind of vehicle you’re driving also makes a huge difference in the ease at which you can make your way through the tough spots. Fortunately for the Washington,…

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Savoring the Sweet Spot At some point in every market shift there’s usually a “Sweet Spot” where opportunities exist before the market adjusts its pricing. Dan Akroyd and Eddie Murphy had an uncanny sense for finding the Sweet Spot on the trading floor of the Commodities Exchange as they bested the Duke Brothers in “Trading…

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Rumble in the Markets Muhammad Ali truly was the Greatest Heavyweight Champion of the World. A demonstration of his greatness unfolded when he battled and bested George Foreman at the Mai 20 Stadium in Kinshasa, Zaire in the immortal 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle”. The George Foreman of ‘74 was a chiseled specimen of heavyweight…

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On one hand, we’re breathing with uneasy relief that the Federal Government’s game of Chicken did not result in a “Rebel Without a Cause” fiscal fireball. <iframe src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/U1DEp8R9kwg” height=”315″ width=”420″ allowfullscreen=”” frameborder=”0″></iframe> To be sure, Congressional Republicans would’ve loved to have played the part of James Dean and rolled to safety as the President plunged…

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