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Tax & Incentive Profile
INFORMATION FOR MISSOURI IS PRESENTED BELOW
Enhanced Enterprise Zones are specified geographic areas designated by local governments and certified by the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). Individual business eligibility will be determined by the zone based on the creation of sustainable jobs in a targeted industry or demonstrated impact on local industry cluster development. Gambling establishments, retail trade, food and drinking places, educational services, religious organizations, and public administrators are prohibited from receiving the state tax credits. Service industries can be eligible if a majority of their annual revenues will be derived from services provided out of the state. DED will consult with the local government in determining eligibility.
The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Program is a discretionary program offering state tax credits to Enhanced Business Enterprises. Tax credits may be provided each year for up to five (5) tax years after the project commences operations. To receive tax credits in any of the five (5) years, the facility must create and maintain the minimum:
Eligible investment expenditures include the original cost of machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures, land and building, and/or eight times the annual rental rate paid for the same. Inventory is not eligible.
Tax credits can only be applied to tax liability for the year in which they were earned. The tax credits are refundable or may be transferred, sold or assigned. The sale price cannot be less than 75% of the par value of such credits.
Tax credits will be an amount authorized by DED based on the state economic benefit, supported by the number of new jobs and new capital investment that the project will create. Tax credits issued under this program are limited to $24,000,000 annually.
Applicants must be eligible for and receive at least 10 years’ local property tax abatement at 50% pursuant to the local enhanced enterprise zone plan. A business cannot earn tax credits under this program if earning Business Facility, Rebuilding Communities or Brownfield Jobs and Investment tax credits for the same project for the same tax period.
DEFINING THE GREATER KC METRO AREA
Kansas City is a Missouri/Kansas bi-state metropolitan area. All statistical references made to Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) include the counties of Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte and Ray in Missouri, and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. The greater Kansas City area also includes the adjoining Lawrence, KS, St. Joseph, MO, and Topeka, KS MSAs, as well as the Atchison, KS, Chillicothe, MO, Ottawa, KS, and Warrensburg, MO areas.