The Economic Development for a Growing Economy tax credit provides a refundable tax credit to businesses that create new jobs that improve the standard of living for Indiana residents to help you revolutionize your industry and bring new ideas to life.
Hoosier Business Investment Tax Credit (HBI)
The Hoosier Business Investment (HBI) Tax Credit provides incentives to businesses to support job creation, capital investment and to improve the standard of living for Indiana residents. The non-refundable corporate income tax credits are calculated as a percentage of the eligible capital investment to support the project. The credit may be certified annually, based on the phase-in of eligible capital investment, over a period of two full calendar years from the commencement of the project.
Skills Enhancement Fund (SEF) - Workforce Training Grant
The Skills Enhancement Fund (SEF) provides assistance to businesses to support training and upgrading the skills of employees required to support new capital investment. The grant may be provided to reimburse a portion (typically 50%) of eligible training costs over a period of two full calendar years from the commencement of the project.
Grants from the Skills Enhancement Fund must lead to post-secondary credentials, a nationally recognized industry credential, or specialized company training for both new hires and existing workers, and an increase in wages for existing employees.
Data Center Sales Tax Exemption
The Data Center Gross Retail and Use Tax Exemption provides a sales and use tax exemption on purchases of qualifying data center equipment and energy to operators of a qualified data center for a period not to exceed 25 years for data center investments of less than $750 million. If the investment exceeds $750 million, the IEDC may award an exemption for up to 50 years. This program is established by Indiana Code § 6-2.5-15. Local governments may also provide a personal property tax exemption on qualified enterprise information technology equipment to owners of a data center who invest at least $25 million in real and personal property in the facility.
The state of Indiana offers two tax incentives targeted at encouraging investments in research and development. Taxpayers may receive a credit against their Indiana state income tax liability calculated as a percentage of qualified research expenses. In addition, taxpayers may be refunded sales tax paid on purchases of qualified research and development equipment. The Indiana Department of Revenue oversees these incentive programs. Select from the menu to learn about our Research Expense Credits and our Research and Development Sales Tax Exemption.
The potential value of incentive amount varies based upon the amount of the qualifying transaction. A taxpayer who qualifies for the exemption must claim the exemption in a manner prescribed by the Indiana Department of Revenue. The form used to claim the exemptions is available at www.in.gov/dor.
Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit (HRTC)
The Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit (HRTC) provides a tax credit to corporations that relocate their headquarters to Indiana. The credit is assessed against the corporation’s state tax liability. The Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit is established by I.C. 6-3.1-30.
The Small Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit (S-HQRTC) provides a refundable tax credit to a small, high-growth business that relocates its headquarters or the number of employees that equals 80% of the company’s total payroll to Indiana. The credit is assessed against the corporation’s state tax liability. The S-HQRTC is established by Indiana Code § 6-3.1-30.
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Over $300,000 per year from Vincennes/Knox County for Industrial Development.
Tax abatement is offered by the local governmental taxing unit on real property and equipment. Real property can qualify for a three year, seven year or ten year abatement on new buildings and improvements or increases in assessed value on remodeled or renovated structures. Land does not qualify. Manufacturing equipment (new to the State of Indiana) qualifies for a deduction from assessed value over a ten year period. Equipment not used in direct production, such as office equipment, does not qualify. The amount of deduction, if granted, is determined by the County Council or City Council.
Industrial Revenue Bonds
Industrial Revenue Bonds may be available through state or local governments.