a. A taxpayer shall be allowed a credit, subject to the provisions of subsection b. of this section, against the tax imposed pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1945, c. 162 ( C.54:10A-5 ), in an amount equal to
(1) 10% of the excess of the qualified research expenses for the privilege period over the base amount; and
(2) 10% of the basic research payments for the privilege period determined in accordance with section 41 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 , 26 U.S.C. s.41 . Provided however, that the terms “qualified research expenses,” “base amount,” “qualified organization base amount period,” “basic research” and any other terms determined by the Director of the Division of Taxation to affect the calculation of the credit shall include only expenditures for research conducted in this State.
b. No credit shall be allowed under section 42 of P.L.1987, c. 102 ( C.54:10A-5.3 ), or under the “Manufacturing Equipment and Employment Investment Tax Credit Act,” P.L.1993, c. 171 ( C.54:10A-5.16 et al.), or under P.L.1993, c. 170 ( C.54:10A-5.4 et seq. ), for property or expenditures for which a credit is allowed, or which are includable in the calculation of a credit allowed, under this section.
The order of priority of the application of the credit allowed pursuant to this section and any other credits allowed by law shall be as prescribed by the director. Credits allowable pursuant to this section shall be applied in the order of the privilege periods for which the credits were allowed.
For privilege periods beginning before January 1, 2012, the amount of the credits applied under this section against the tax imposed pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1945, c. 162, for the privilege period shall not exceed 50% of the tax liability otherwise due and shall not reduce the tax liability to an amount less than the statutory minimum provided in subsection (e) of section 5 of P.L.1945, c. 162.
For privilege periods beginning on or after January 1, 2012, the amount of the credits applied under this section against the tax imposed pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1945, c. 162, for the privilege period shall not reduce the tax liability to an amount less than the statutory minimum provided in subsection (e) of section 5 of P.L.1945, c. 162.
For privilege periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018, the credit taken under this section shall not be refundable.
The amount of credit otherwise allowable under this section which cannot be applied for the privilege period due to the limitations of this subsection may be carried over, if necessary, to the seven privilege periods following a credit's privilege period.
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