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Investor Connect is for investors interested in learning more about investing in startup and growth stage companies. Experienced investors share their experiences and advice with those who are considering an investment into startups and growth companies. It includes a podcast series of interviews with investors to inform others about the process of funding startups as well as a resource list and a discussion board.  

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Disclaimer: Hall T. Martin is the Director of Investor Connect which is dedicated to the education of investors for early stage funding. All opinions expressed by Hall and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of Investor Connect. This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

Apr 26, 2022

State Tax Credits

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Many states offer tax credits for startup investments.

Those states with a state income tax will reduce your capital gains tax burden.

The typical requirements are as follows:

  1. The business must be a C-Corp or an LLC entity.
  2. The entity was organized no more than 3 years before the investment.
  3. It must have less than $500K of revenue.
  4. You must hold some operations of the business within the state.
  5. The business must have at least two full-time employees, but less than 20 total employees.
  6. The business must be a growth startup that excludes restaurants, retail, and other lifestyle businesses.
  7. The business must be able to increase jobs in the area for some number of years after investment.
  8. You cannot have more than $10M in assets.

Each state has a unique set of rules but most follow these guidelines. 

Check your state’s website for applicable laws regarding tax breaks for startup investments.

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