SB 246 - This act allows the Department of Economic Development, subject to appropriation, to authorize tax credits encourage equity investment in technology-based early stage Missouri companies, commonly referred to as angel investments. Investors who contribute the first five hundred thousand dollars in equity investment to a qualified Missouri business may be issued a tax credit if the qualified Missouri business ceases to do business due to liquidation, winding up, cancellation, or dissolution within six years of the date of investment. Annual authorizations of the tax credits will be limited to the lesser of the amount appropriated by the general assembly or five million dollars. The tax credits will be equal to thirty percent of the investment. Investors are prohibited from receiving more than fifty thousand dollars in tax credits for a single investment or more than one hundred thousand dollars for investments in more than one qualified business per year. Tax credits for equity investment in technology-based early stage Missouri companies may be carried forward for up to three years or transferred.


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