Updates to Arizona’s R and D Tax Credits Under Consideration at Arizona Legislature

 On February 23,2023, the Arizona Senate Appropriations gave a Do Pass Recommendation to SB1562 which updates and expands Arizona’s R&D Tax Credit program. 


SB1562 Authorizes the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) to review and approve a portion of a taxpayer’s unused balance of the nonrefundable portion of the Research and Development Credit (R&D Credit) for reinvestment and caps, at $50,000,000 in a fiscal year, the total amount of the unused balance of income tax credits (unused credits) the ACA may approve for reinvestment.

Appropriates $50,075,000 from the state General Fund (state GF) in FY 2024 to the ACA for unused credit reinvestment implementation and administration and outlines unused credit reinvestment requirements. Increases the aggregate annual cap, from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000, on the refundable portion of the R&D Credit.

View the Senate Fact Sheet

Community Input on SB1562: research; development; tax credits 

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