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Location Based Tax Credit Programs

Location based employment credits are available when a company employs an individual from a designated area. The employee must also reside in the area. In many (but not all) cases, it is also necessary for a company to have a location in the designated area before they can qualify for a credit.

Empowerment zones

These are usually economically distressed zones as designated by the Federal government in both urban and rural areas across the country. Companies that operate in an empowerment zone and employ residents of the zone may claim up to $3,000 per qualified employee on an annual basis.

Indian Tax Credit

Companies that operate in Indian land and employ a tribal member or their spouse may claim up to $4,000 per qualified employee on an annual basis.

Rural Renewal Counties

These are rural counties that lost a percentage of their population during the 1990's. As part of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, companies that hire an individual under the age of 40 from one of these counties would qualify for up to a $2400 credit.

State Enterprise zones/State Business zones

Many states designate areas to attract new business and to encourage hiring. The credits vary in amount but can be significant.

HR Screening Services' Bottom Line

  • We will check all of your company locations to determine if you may qualify for any location based credits.
  • Our system is also available to clients as a real estate assessment tool when considering expansion.
  • We will keep you updated on all of the tax credits available as programs change frequently.


If you have any questions or would like more information about our services, contact us at 800-261-6268 or complete our online form here.

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