House Committee puts tax breaks in wage bill

WASHINGTON The foodservice industry claimed a modest victory when the U.S. House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee passed a federal minimum wage compromise bill that included several tax breaks for restaurants and other small businesses.

The bill, which is expected to be taken up by the entire House this week, extends for one year the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, or WOTC, and increases the amount of capital spending a restaurateur can write off. An

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