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Maryland Updates Job Creation Tax Credit and R&D Tax Credit Expiration Dates

Tax Development Apr 26, 2019

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law House Bills 173 and 175, extending the expiration dates of the Maryland Job Creation Tax Credit and the Maryland Research and Development (R&D) Credit, respectively. The Maryland R&D Tax Credit was updated and will now expire on June 30, 2022 (an extension of one year). The Maryland Job Creation Tax Credit will now expire on January 1, 2022, a two-year extension from the previous expiration date of January 1, 2020.

Maryland offers two versions of the R&D Tax Credit, the Basic R&D Credit, and the Growth R&D Tax Credit. These two programs work together, with the “Basic” credit representing 3% of eligible R&D expenditures, up to a baseline amount. The “Growth” Credit is offered in the amount of 10% of eligible R&D expenses that exceed the baseline. Both types of R&D credits are refundable if earned by entities qualifying as “small businesses.”

Maryland’s Job Creation Tax Credit encourages new job creation by offering income tax credits in the amount of $3,000 per eligible new full-time position. This amount is increased to $5,000 per new full-time job if the qualifying project is in a “revitalization area.” 


Allea Newbold

Michael Falleroni

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