SB 1188 Modifies provisions of the qualified research expense tax credit program
Sponsor: Shields Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 5309S.01I Fiscal Note: 5309-01
Committee: Ways & Means
Last Action: 4/1/2008 - Voted Do Pass S Ways & Means Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 1188 - This act modifies provisions of law which authorize a tax credit for qualified research expenses. The tax credit is limited to research expenses incurred in the research and development of agricultural biotechnology, plant genomic products, and prescription pharmaceuticals consumed by humans or animals. The act modifies the time-line for application and issuance of tax credits under the program. Under current law, no qualified research expense tax credits may be approved, awarded or issued after January 1, 2005. This act removes the prohibition on approval and issuance of tax credits and increases the annual tax credit cap from nine million seven hundred thousand to ten million dollars. In the event the amount of claims for tax credits exceed the annual cap, the act provides a method for pro rating issuance of tax credits.

JASON ZAMKUS