Legislation (S-158) before the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee today would expand eligibility for the existing tax credit on corporate business tax returns to the holding companies of qualified New Jersey emerging technology businesses, instead of requiring investors to provide funding directly to the subsidiary.
The bill would also allow owners of an S corporation making a qualified investment in emerging technology to claim angel investor tax credits on personal income tax returns.
“This legislation will help sustain New Jersey’s status as an innovation leader by giving our state’s small science and technology businesses better access to capital so they can grow,” Musick said.
Musick noted the Angel Investor Tax Credit was one of the recommendations of the New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO), which is NJBIA’s research arm.
The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee was scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. on March 7. The Angel Tax Credit legislation has already been approved by the Senate Economic Growth Committee.