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High technology tax incentive studies

This report is submitted to the Legislature pursuant to RCW 82.04.4452 and 82.63.020(3). It contains the results of an evaluation of the two tax incentives for high technology firms - a sales tax deferral for research and development facilities and equipment and a B&O tax credit for expenditures on research and development. The B&O tax credit is codified as RCW 82.04.4452 and the sales tax deferral/exemption appears in chapter 82.63 RCW. These programs were adopted in 1994 and are presently scheduled to expire on January 1, 2015.