Ted Goldberg

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The push is on again for tech companies like Twitter in San Francisco’s mid-Market area to apply for tax breaks.

The application process for the upcoming tax year has begun and on Thursday, a local citizens’ advisory committee will begin reviewing agreements with six tech companies.

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The tax breaks, approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2011, consist of exempting approved employers from having to pay a 1.5 percent tax on new hires.

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In order to get that break, firms with payrolls of more than $1 milion have to negotiate a “community benefit agreement” which obliges companies to offer free services to non profits and donate to community groups.

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