The Dark Store Loophole
If this loophole isn't fixed, the tax burden shifts from big box stores to homeowners
The Dark Store Loophole is a tax break trick that commercial and manufacturing property owners use to save themselves from paying their fair share of property taxes.
Watch this brief video to learn more about the Dark Store Loophole.
Tax attorneys for big box stores use the Dark Store Loophole to argue that the value of a new store in a busy, popular area should be based on the value of empty stores.
If a big box retailer uses the Dark Store Loophole to cut the amount they pay in property taxes, then residents have to pay the difference in order to maintain current city services.
If this loophole is not fixed, the tax burden shifts to homeowners.
Contact your legislators to tell them what you think about this important tax issue.