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Keep your tax dollars local and support the economic vitality of downtown Ellensburg through the Washington State Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program.


Redirect Your B&O Tax to Ellensburg! Business & Occupation 75% Tax Credit Opportunity

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The Washington State Main Street B&O Tax Credit Incentive Program allows businesses to make a donation to the Ellensburg  Downtown Association and in return, earn a 75% state B&O tax credit on that amount. In addition, the donation is eligible for a federal tax deduction. A powerful way to support your downtown!

Brenda DeVore, EDA’s Executive Director, is here to help guide you through this process. Please contact her at

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $213,333 by 11/15/2023

Additional Main Street Tax Credit  Information
  • Donate to the EDA and receive a state B&O tax credit of 75% of the donation amount.

  • Receive a federal tax deduction for the remaining 25%.

  • This is a way to direct your tax dollars right back into your community.

  • Pledging for the program starts the second Monday in January.

  • Pledge by March 15th, pledging early is best!

  • Each Main Street city has a cap of $95,000 in donation pledges in Q1.

  • Pledge early but your donation to the EDA can be made as late as November 15th.

  • Pledges are made on the Department of Revenue website.

  • The federal tax deduction can be taken in the same year as the donation and the state B&O credit becomes
    available starting January of the following year.

  • Any donation amount works.

  • Credits may not be carried over to subsequent years.

  • Anyone who pays B&O taxes in Washington can contribute to any Main Street Program in Washington (you don’t have to be in downtown Ellensburg).

  • This program is unique to Washington and has been a proven economic catalyst for historic Main Street towns since 2006.

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Thank you to our 2023 donors:
  • AIC Insurance Agency

  • Blue Rock Saloon LLC

  • Cadence Growth

  • Cashmere Valley Bank

  • Center Point Realty LLC

  • Claim Clothing

  • Club 301

  • Collins Restaurant Group LLC

  • Ellensburg Family Medicine

  • Ellensburg Pasta Co.

  • Goodfellow Bros LLC

  • Hayday Bake and Brew LLC

  • Heritage Bank

  • Kittitas Valley Greenhouse Inc

  • Knudson Lumber Co

  • Pautzke Bait Co. Inc

  • Pearl Street Books LLC

  • Puget Sound Energy

  • Steve Weidenbach Agency Inc.

  • The Valley Alcohol Council

  • Tilted Tree Hard Cider LLC

  • Wray Electric

  • Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Association

  • Yarn Folk

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