Michigan OKs Tax Breaks for Supermarkets in Underserved Areas

Supermarkets in underserved communities in Michigan can qualify for tax exemptions under a new law passed last week by the state Legislature here.

LANSING, Mich. — Supermarkets in underserved communities in Michigan can qualify for tax exemptions under a new law passed last week by the state Legislature here. The law — aimed at eliminating "food deserts," where access to fresh foods is usually more limited — amends the state's Commercial Rehabilitation Act to include "retail food establishments" as rehabilitated commercial properties that would be eligible to receive reductions in property taxes for periods of one to 10 years as determi

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