(a) The self-help business improvement district ordinance adopted by the municipality pursuant to Section 11-54B-46 shall provide that all costs of the supplemental services provided in a self-help business improvement district shall be financed through the levy by the municipality of a special assessment on the owners of the nonexempt real property located within the geographical area of the district and shall designate the method set forth in the plan as the method used to determine the amount of the special assessment in a manner which fairly and equitably distributes the burden of financing the supplemental services among the nonexempt real property owners in the district. The ordinance shall list and describe, by lot and block numbers and by street addresses, all real properties against which the special assessment shall be made to fund the supplemental services. The ordinance shall also provide that property which is a single-family, owner-occupied residential property shall be exempt from the special assessment imposed by the district management corporation to finance the supplemental services provided in the business improvement district. Further, all property of utilities shall be deemed personal property exempt from the special assessment imposed by the district management corporation except for land and retail, storage, and office facilities owned by a utility within the business improvement district.
(b) The nonprofit corporation designated as a district management corporation under this article shall be exempt from the state corporate income tax, corporate franchise tax, and permit fee, and from state, county, and municipal sales, use, license, gross receipts, and ad valorem taxes.