Information on the Nebraska R&D Tax Credit: 

The Nebraska R&D credit is generated from qualified research activities (QRAs) performed within the state. Qualifying activities are defined in Section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code as “a new or improved function, performance, or reliability or quality.”

State Credit Name: Research Tax Credit

Expiration Date: Indefinite

Who Can Apply? Corporations and flow-through entities

Credit Carry Forward: The credit can be carried forward up to 20 years if the taxpayer continues to earn the federal credit.

About the Credit: The credit is 15% of the federal tax credit allowed. The credit may be used to receive a refund of the sales and use tax paid, or as a refundable income tax credit. 

Notes: Taxpayers that conduct R&D through a university in Nebraska are allowed a credit equal to 35% of the federal credit, instead of the normal 15%. The tax credit can be carried forward for the next four years if the business continues to earn the federal credit and continues to work through a Nebraska university.

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