Main Street Program

The Main Street Approach

In January 2021, DEA became a designated Main Street Community, joining 35 other Main Streets across Washington State. Washington Main Street helps communities revitalize the economy, appearance, and image of their downtown districts using the successful Main Street Approach, a comprehensive revitalization strategy built around a community’s unique heritage and attributes. The Main Street Approach has four focus areas, called the Four Points, which drive our revitalization efforts: Design, Economic Vitality, Organization, and Promotion.

 

Additional information about the Washington Main Street coordinating program can be found here.

Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program

THIS SECTION IS FOR BUSINESSES AND MUNICIPALITIES INTERESTED IN THE MAIN STREET TAX CREDIT INCENTIVE PROGRAM. INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES LOOKING TO MAKE A CHARITABLE DONATION CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR 501(C)(3), THE DOWNTOWN EVERETT PARTNERS, HERE.

 

The Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program provides a Business & Occupation (B&O) or Public Utility tax (PUT) credit for private contributions given to designated Washington Main Street Communities, including the Downtown Everett Association (DEA). Businesses must register on the Department of Revenue website for donations to be eligible for the tax credit. Registration for 2022 will open on January 9. Once your business’ donation request is approved by the Department of Revenue, you are eligible for a tax credit worth 75% of the contribution to the DEA. When you make a donation, 75% of your contribution is returned to you via B&O Tax credits the following year. Please contact your tax preparer for guidance. 

 

Additional information, including a step-by-step guide to applying from the Department of Revenue, is available on the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation website.

 

Example:

Your 2022 contribution: $1,000 

DEA receives: $1,000

Your 2023 B&O Tax Credit: $750

How do you actually get the tax credit?

A donation request must be filled out and submitted online, but don’t worry – it’s easy! Step-by-step instructions are available here.

 

The donation can be spread out throughout the calendar year. For funding in 2022, apply through DOR between January 9 and March 15 to guarantee your business will receive the credit. Once confirmed, the pledged amount must be paid in full to the Downtown Everett Association between January 9 and November 15, 2022 to receive the tax credit in 2023.

 

Businesses must take the tax credit the year after the donation is made – the tax credit can’t be carried forward and there won’t be a refund for any credit above and beyond a business’ tax liability.

How to Donate

Payments to the Downtown Everett Association can be made by check. Online payment options are available upon request.

Donate by Mailed Check:

Downtown Everett Association

2707 Colby Ave, Suite F

Everett, WA 98201

 

2022 Main Street Sponsors

Benefactor – $25,000+

Coastal Community Bank

 
Visionary – $5,000+

Blume Keeney
Port of Everett
Priceless Granite
Erickson Furniture Co

Wolfe Plumbing

Funko

Anderson Hunter Law Firm

Judd & Black

Heritage Bank

Catalyst – $2,500-4,999

Gaffney Construction

Puget Sound Energy

KRKO/KXA North Sound Media

Peoples Bank
Narrative Coffee & Consulting

Burkett’s

Influencer – $1,000-2,499

Thompson Financial Services

Bayside Floor Supply

Screenprinting NW

Toggle’s Bottle Shop

Harmsen LLC

Aeromech Incorporated

Perteet

2021 Main Street Sponsors

Benefactor – $50,000+

Coastal Community Bank


Visionary – $5,000+

Heritage Bank

Peoples Bank

Funko

Catalyst – $2,500-4,999

Narrative Coffee

 

Influencer – $1,000-2,499

Peoples Bank