WASHINGTON Dina Dwyer-Owens, chairwoman of the International Franchise Association, urged federal lawmakers Wednesday to extend expiring tax incentives that she said would help franchise businesses. In testimony before the U.S. House Small Business Committee, Dwyer-Owens asked for the extension of provisions in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 that provided such tax incentives as write-offs and increased depreciation for certain restaurant improvements, like construction or ...

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