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Louisiana Incentives.
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Expanding? Relocating? Starting up? Louisiana's tax credits and incentive programs can give your company a competitive edge.


LED Faststart®

LED Faststart®

The nation's No. 1 workforce training program, FastStart creates customized employee recruiting, screening and training solutions — at no cost to eligible companies.

Angel Investor Tax Credit

Angel Investor Tax Credit

Up to a 35 percent tax credit for individual investors who invest in early stage, wealth-creating businesses that seek start-up and expansion capital.

Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program

Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program

The Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program provides an incentive rebate of up to 15 percent of a participating company's new payroll for up to 10 years.

Quality Jobs

Quality Jobs

Up to 6 percent rebate on annual payroll expenses for up to 10 years and either a 4 percent sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or a 1.5 percent investment tax credit for qualifying expenses.

Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive

Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive

Provides a 35 percent tax credit for in-state labor, coupled with a 25 percent credit for eligible production expenses.

Research and Development Tax Credit

Research and Development Tax Credit

A tax credit up to 40 percent to existing businesses with operating facilities in Louisiana to establish or continue research and development within the state.

Enterprise Zone

Enterprise Zone

A $2,500 tax credit for each certified net, new job created and either a 4 percent sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or 1.5 percent refund on capital investment.

Restoration Tax Abatement

Restoration Tax Abatement

A five-year 100 percent property tax abatement for the rehabilitation of an existing structure.

Industrial Tax Exemption

Industrial Tax Exemption

100 percent property tax abatement for up to 10 years on a manufacturer's new investment and annual capitalized additions.

Sound Recording Investor Tax Credit

Sound Recording Investor Tax Credit

A 25 percent refundable tax credit for qualified production expenditures on state-certified sound recording projects.

Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit

Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit

A 30 percent transferable tax credit for qualified motion picture production expenditures and an additional 5 percent payroll tax credit for in-state labor.

Technology Commercialization Tax Credit

Technology Commercialization Tax Credit

A 40 percent refundable tax credit for companies that invest in the commercialization of Louisiana technology and a 6 percent payroll rebate for the creation of new, direct jobs.

Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Incentive

Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Incentive

A robust 25 to 35 percent tax credit on qualified production or infrastructure development expenses with additional tax credits available for payroll and transportation.

Angel Investor Tax Credit

Angel Investor Tax Credit

Up to a 35 percent tax credit for individual investors who invest in early stage, wealth-creating businesses that seek start-up and expansion capital.

Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program

Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program

The Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program provides an incentive rebate of up to 15 percent of a participating company's new payroll for up to 10 years.

Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive

Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive

Provides a 35 percent tax credit for in-state labor, coupled with a 25 percent credit for eligible production expenses.

Enterprise Zone

Enterprise Zone

A $2,500 tax credit for each certified net, new job created and either a 4 percent sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or 1.5 percent refund on capital investment.

Industrial Tax Exemption

Industrial Tax Exemption

100 percent property tax abatement for up to 10 years on a manufacturer's new investment and annual capitalized additions.

LED Faststart®

LED Faststart®

The nation's No. 1 workforce training program, FastStart creates customized employee recruiting, screening and training solutions — at no cost to eligible companies.

Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit

Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit

A 30 percent transferable tax credit for qualified motion picture production expenditures and an additional 5 percent payroll tax credit for in-state labor.

Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Incentive

Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Incentive

A robust 25 to 35 percent tax credit on qualified production or infrastructure development expenses with additional tax credits available for payroll and transportation.

Quality Jobs

Quality Jobs

Up to 6 percent rebate on annual payroll expenses for up to 10 years and either a 4 percent sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or a 1.5 percent investment tax credit for qualifying expenses.

Research and Development Tax Credit

Research and Development Tax Credit

A tax credit up to 40 percent to existing businesses with operating facilities in Louisiana to establish or continue research and development within the state.

Restoration Tax Abatement

Restoration Tax Abatement

A five-year 100 percent property tax abatement for the rehabilitation of an existing structure.

Sound Recording Investor Tax Credit

Sound Recording Investor Tax Credit

A 25 percent refundable tax credit for qualified production expenditures on state-certified sound recording projects.

Technology Commercialization Tax Credit

Technology Commercialization Tax Credit

A 40 percent refundable tax credit for companies that invest in the commercialization of Louisiana technology and a 6 percent payroll rebate for the creation of new, direct jobs.

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