California Competes: what is it and how can you benefit?

California Competes: have you heard of it? It’s a state sponsored opportunity specifically geared towards companies located in California. The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to relocate to California or stay and grow in California. Essentially, it’s an income tax credit available to businesses that intend to remain in California and grow their employee base over the next five years.

The CCTC is accepting applications from companies from any industry, of any size, and at any location in California. The CCTC has $180 million of credits available per fiscal year through 2022-23 with a minimum credit request of $20,000.

Credit awards are based on a number of factors such as:

  • Number of jobs created
  • Compensation paid to employees
  • Amount of investment
  • Duration of proposed project and commitment to remain in the state
  • Opportunity for future growth and expansion
  • Overall economic impact
  • And more

If this if of interest to you, consider submitting a business plan that includes your plan for growing your company and retaining employees in the state of California. The program will provide an income tax credit to companies that grow populations and they’ll even co-op investments in people and technology. The program opens for new applicants once a quarter.

For more information and to apply: https://business.ca.gov/california-competes-tax-credit/

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