New Jersey State R&D Tax Credit
In general, corporate entities are allowed a credit against the corporation business tax for qualified expenditures with respect to research conducted in New Jersey. Details are as follows:
- The amount of the credit allowed equals 10% of the excess of the qualified research expense for the fiscal or calendar year over a base amount and 10% of the basic research payments
- The credit is only available to C and S corporations
- A New Jersey S corporation’s credits are limited to its New Jersey corporation tax liability and pass-through of the credit to the individual shareholders isn’t permitted
- The credit is not available to partnerships and other pass-through entities
How to obtain the credit?
For taxable periods beginning on and after January 1, 2013, complete Form 306.
Refundable/Transferable Tax Credit – Yes*
The credit can be sold through the NJ Tax Certificate Transfer Program*
Unused research and development credits may be carried forward for up to seven years.
A New Jersey S-Corporation is allowed to claim a credit in connection with increasing research activities to the extent of its New Jersey corporation tax liability. Pass through of this credit to shareholders is not permitted.
Find out if you qualify for the R&D tax credit
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