Businesses located in an Enterprise Zone can be eligible for up to 10 different state tax credits. See the fact sheet for a list of incentives, credit amounts and information.
Pre-certification is validation that your business is located in an Enterprise Zone and that Enterprise Zone Tax credits are a factor to the start-up, expansion or relocation of your business. Legislation requires (EZ) businesses to obtain pre-certification prior to engaging in an activity to earn an EZ tax credit each tax year. Pre-certification is required for Department of Revenue forms DR0074, DR0076 and/or DR0077. It is suggested that any business that may be planning on using one or more of the credits during the year complete the pre-certification in early January. Submitting information for pre-certification does not obligate the business to actually earn or use the credit(s).
Pre-certification (generally beginning of income tax year) and regular Certification (end of income tax year) both require approval by the Southwest Enterprise Zone Administrator and will need to be filed electronically. To pre-certify or certify, click here.