2016 Tax Reform to be Considered by House Ways and Means Committee

According to a press release on January 19, 2016, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced that the Committee will hold its first hearing of the year on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  The hearing will focus on pro-growth policies that will help create jobs, increase paychecks, and expand opportunities. The Ways and Means’ priorities for 2016 largely follow those already laid out by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., who wants the committee to focus on reforming the tax code, repealing the Affordable Care Act, opening trade possibilities , and reform...
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Florida Enterprise Zone Program Set to Expire – Take Advantage Now

Although the Florida Enterprise Zone Act is scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2015, businesses may apply to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for the incentives associated with the Florida Enterprise Zone for an additional three years. Businesses must satisfy the following criteria: the business has entered into a contract with the department for a project, as provided, between January 1, 2012, and July 1, 2015; the contract is deemed active by the department and has not expired or been terminated; and the project that is the ...
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California Continues to Encourage Businesses Growth

With the California Enterprise Zone Program (CAEZ) allowed to expire, California continues its efforts to encourage businesses to create jobs and make investments in California with new and expanded tax credit and incentive programs.

 

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Idaho Boosts Incentives for Job Creation Through the Idaho Reimbursement Incentive Act

As of July 1, 2014, the Idaho State Tax Commission put in place temporary administrative rules, creating a refundable tax credit for qualified business entities that create a certain minimum number of qualified new jobs and generate certain new revenue in Idaho.
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Michigan Moves to Exempt Business Property From Personal Property Tax

As of January 1, 2015, Michigan eligible industrial and commercial personal property will be exempt from personal property tax. Michigan voters approved the measure on August 5, 2014, allocating a portion of the state use tax to fund the elimination of the personal property tax on eligible industrial and commercial personal property. The reduction in the state portion of the use tax has been replaced with a local community stabilization share of the tax to fund the exemption of eligible industrial and commercial personal property from the personal property tax.
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Don’t Forget to Take Advantage of New York’s Offerings

New York’s FY 2014-2015 included a number of attractive additions and changes to taxes and incentives. Corporations may look forward to a reduction in their franchise tax rate from 7.1% to 6.5%, effective January 1, 2016, while manufacturers will enjoy a reduced tax rate from 5.9% to 0% as of January 1, 2014 in addition to a refundable income tax credit equal to 20% of the real property taxes paid by manufacturers that own property.
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Updates to the Nebraska Advantage Microenterprise Tax Credit Act, Application, and Schedule I

The Microenterprise Act provides an individual actively involved in micro-businesses a refundable individual income tax credit based on demonstrated growth of the business over two tax years in an eligible area. For applications filed on or after January 1, 2014, all Nebraska counties are eligible with the exception of specific areas. The Microenterprise Act provides an individual actively involved in micro-businesses a refundable individual income tax credit based on demonstrated growth of the business over two tax years.

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Kentucky New Markets Tax Credit Cap Increase

During the 2014 legislative session, the credit cap for the new markets tax credit was increased from $5 million to $10 million. The New Markets Development Program tax credit provides a person or entity, making a qualified equity investment, a credit equal to thirty-nine percent (39%) of the purchase price of the qualified equity investment made by the person or entity claiming the credit, to be utilized against its tax liability for the taxable year that includes the credit allowance date equal to the applicable percentage for the credit allowance date multiplied b...
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NJ EDA Now Accepting Applications for Incentive Programs Expanded Under The New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013

The New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 was signed into law on September 18, 2013. The Act streamlines New Jersey’s five existing economic development incentive programs into two. The Grow New Jersey Assistance (Grow NJ) Program will be the main job creation and retention incentive program. Grow NJ is for businesses creating or retaining jobs and making a capital investment in a Qualified Incentive Area and that meet or exceed minimum employment and capital investment requirements. Businesses may apply for grants of corporate business and insurance premiums tax credits for job creation/retention.
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Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act

Effective May 14, 2104, the Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act provides an income tax credit for costs incurred in connection with the preservation of historic structures.
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