In the most recent Washington legislative session, lawmakers declined to extend several important research and development (R&D) tax incentives in Washington. The High Technology B&O Tax Credit for R&D Spending and the High Technology Sales and Use Tax Deferral/Waiver, will expire December 31, 2014. While there is some possibility these incentives will be restored in 2015, taxpayers should proceed as if these incentives will expire permanently at December 31, 2014.
Many taxpayers know of the high technology B&O tax credit, which provides a B&O tax credit of roughly 1.5% of taxpayer’s research and development expenditures. Although not as well known, the high technology sales and use tax deferral is also a valuable incentive to high-technology businesses investing in research and development facilities. Although the Read more