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The Georgia Retraining Tax Credit provides tax credits according to the Georgia Business Expansion and Support Act of 1994. Eligible businesses may be granted tax credits equal to 50% of the direct cost of training (up to $500.00 per full time employee per year).
The Technical College System of Georgia, as authorized by law, sets standards to approve retraining programs. Reimbursement through this program is retroactive.
Eligible Retraining Programs
Retraining programs that are eligible for the Retraining Tax Credit include:
Not eligible: executive training, management development training, career development, personal enrichment training, etc.; cross-training of employees on equipment or technology that is not new to the company.
Eligible Retraining Costs
Certain direct costs are eligible for the Retraining Tax Credit. These costs include:
Costs that are not eligible include sales taxes, training space, and employee-paid training. An employer may not receive a credit if the employer requires that the employee reimburse or pay the employer for the cost of retraining either directly or indirectly, or through use of forfeiture of leave time, vacation time, or other compensable time. Itemized details regarding the direct retraining costs must be available upon audit.
To be eligible for the Retraining Tax Credit, employees must be:
Employees that are not eligible for the Retraining Tax Credit include executives, management, partners, etc. (above first-line supervisors.)
Retraining may be provided by any qualified source, including company trainers, training vendors, technical colleges, or universities.
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For more information on the Georgia Retraining Tax Credit, contact Lidell Greenway, Vice President of Economic Development at (229) 333-2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more detailed information, visit Quick Start’s website on Georgia Retraining Tax Credits at http://www.georgiaquickstart.org/econdev/retrain.html
Are you planning to engage new equipment or technology to advance your business operation? If so, your company may be eligible for Georgia’s Retraining Tax Credits. The purpose of these tax credits is to: