Quality Jobs (QJ) program: Cash rebates of up to 6% on 80% of annual gross payroll of new direct jobs that meet wage requirements for a term of up to 10 years. The State also has the ability to offer either a 4% state sales and use tax rebate on capital expenditures or a 1.5% project facility expense rebate on the total capital investment, excluding tax exempted items.
Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program: Provides companies with an incentive rebate of up to 12% of new payroll for up to 10 years. Additionally, the company will be eligible for either a 4% rebate of state sales and use taxes on capital expenditures or a rebate equal to 1.5% of project facility expenses.
Research and Development Tax Credit: Provides a transferable tax credit of 30% for R&D expenditures incurred in the State for companies which receive a federal Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grant or a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant. Non-SBIR or STTR companies can receive a non-refundable and non-transferable tax credit of up to 30% for R&D expenditures in the State.
Industrial Tax Exemption: This program offers up to 80% property tax abatement for up to 10 years on manufacturer’s new investment.
Sales Tax Exemption on Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment: Effective July 1, 2018, MM&E is exempted from 4% of state sales taxes, thus the tax rate for MM&E will be 1%.
Sales Tax Exemption on Business Utilities: Effective July 1, 2018, business utilities (electricity, water, steam, and natural gas) are exempted from 4% of state sales taxes, thus the tax rate for business utilities will be 1%.
Enterprise Zone: Businesses that create permanent net new jobs, of which at least 50% are hired from one of four targeted groups, are eligible to receive income and franchise tax credits. The benefits include either a one-time $3,500 or $1,000 tax credit for each new full-time job created as well as a 4% rebate of state sales and use tax on materials, machinery, furniture and/or equipment or a 1.5% refundable tax credit on total capital investment, excluding exempted items and at a maximum of $100,000 per net new job.
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Last updated: June 2018