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(a)(1) There is granted a credit against a taxpayer's Arkansas corporate income tax or Arkansas individual income tax for the following types of donations or sales, or both, of new machinery and equipment to a qualified educational institution in connection with a qualified education program or a qualified research program:
(A) Donations of new machinery and equipment;
(B) Sales below cost of machinery and equipment; and
(C) Cash donations for the purchase of new machinery and equipment by a qualified educational institution.
(2) The amount of the credit granted by this section shall be:
(A) In the case of a donation, thirty-three percent (33%) of the cost of the machinery and equipment donated;
(B) In the case of a sale below cost, thirty-three percent (33%) of the amount by which the cost is reduced; and
(C) In the case of a cash donation, thirty-three percent (33%) of the amount of the cash donation used by the qualified educational institution to purchase new machinery and equipment from a wholesale, retail, or manufacturing business.
(b) There is granted a credit against a taxpayer's Arkansas corporate income tax or Arkansas individual income tax equal to thirty-three percent (33%) of the qualified research expenditures of a taxpayer in qualified research programs.
(c)(1) There is granted a credit against a taxpayer's Arkansas corporate income tax or Arkansas individual income tax equal to thirty-three percent (33%) of a donation made to an accredited institution of higher education to support a research park authority.
(2) In order to claim this credit authorized by subdivision (c)(1) of this section, a donation made in support of a research park authority shall:
(A) Be consistent with the research and development plan approved by the Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission with the advice of the Board of Directors of the Division of Science and Technology of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, as evidenced by a letter of support from the director; and
(B) Support either directly or indirectly research subject to being funded by one (1) or more federal agencies, as enumerated in § 15-3-205(1).
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 26. Taxation § 26-51-1102. Credit amount - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-26-taxation/ar-code-sect-26-51-1102/
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