New Jobs Creation Tax Credit
Conn. Gen. Stat. §12-217ii
DECD no longer issues eligibility certificates for this tax credit.
Description and Applicable Taxes
A tax credit is available to taxpayers that create at least ten new jobs in Connecticut. This tax credit is administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). This tax credit may be applied against the tax imposed under sections 12-202 or 12-210 of Chapter 207, and Chapters 208 and 212 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Taxpayer means a person subject to tax under Chapters 207 (Insurance Companies and Health Care Centers Taxes), 208 (Corporation Business Tax), or 212 (Utility Companies Tax) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
New job means a full-time job which: 1) did not exist in this state prior to the taxpayer’s application to DECD for an eligibility certificate, and 2) is filled by a new employee.
New employee means a person hired by the taxpayer to fill a new job. A new employee does not include a person who was employed in Connecticut by a related person with respect to the taxpayer within the prior 12 months.
Full-time job means a job in which an employee is hired to work at least 35 hours per week and does not include a temporary or seasonal job.
Related person means: (A) a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, or trust controlled by the taxpayer, (B) an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, or trust that is in control of the taxpayer, (C) a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, or trust controlled by an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, or trust that is in control of the taxpayer, or (D) a member of the same controlled group as the taxpayer.
Tax Credit Amount
The tax credit allowed is an amount up to 60% of the income tax deducted and withheld from the wages of new employees and paid over to the state according to Chapter 229 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
No later than 30 days after the close of the taxpayer’s income year, the taxpayer shall provide DECD with information regarding the number of new jobs created for the year and the income tax deducted and withheld from the wages of such new employees and paid over to the state for such year. DECD shall issue an eligibility certificate which includes the amount of the tax credit certified for the year. For each new employee, the tax credit may be granted to a taxpayer for not more than five successive income years.
Carryforward and Carryback Limitations
No carryforward or carryback is allowed.
How to Apply
Any taxpayer planning to claim this credit must first complete an application with DECD. DECD shall determine whether the taxpayer making the application is eligible for the tax credit and whether the proposed job growth:1) is economically viable only with the use of the tax credit; 2) would provide a net benefit to the economic development and employment opportunities in the state; and 3) conforms to the state plan of conservation and development.
The application may be approved in whole or in part if DECD concludes that the increase in the number of jobs is economically viable only with the use of the tax credit and that the revenue generated due to the economic development and employment opportunities created in the state exceed the tax credit and any other tax credits to be taken.
Upon approval of the tax credit, DECD shall issue a tax credit allocation notice certifying that the tax credit will be available to be claimed by the taxpayer if the taxpayer otherwise meets the requirements of the statute.
Assignment and Transfer
Insurance Companies and Health Care Centers: This credit may be assigned by an insurance company or health care center to an affiliate, provided the affiliate may only apply the assigned credit against its tax liability under Chapter 207 (Insurance Companies and Health Care Centers Taxes).
How to Claim the Tax Credit
Complete Form CT-1120 NJC, New Jobs Creation Tax Credit, and attach it to Form CT-1120K, Business Tax Credit Summary, and/or Form CT-207K, Insurance/Health Care Tax Credit Schedule. The tax credit shall be claimed in the income year in which it is earned.
A taxpayer shall be required to recapture a percentage of the tax credit allowed if:
- The number of new employees on account of which a taxpayer claimed the tax credit decreases to less than the number for which DECD issued an eligibility certificate during any of the four years succeeding the first full income year following the issuance of an eligibility certificate; and
- Those employees are not replaced by other employees who have not been shifted from an existing location of the taxpayer or a related person in this state. The taxpayer will be required to recapture a percentage of the tax credit as follows:
Recapture Year 1
90% of the tax credit allowed
Recapture Year 2
65% of the tax credit allowed
for the entire period of eligibility
Recapture Year 3
of the tax credit allowed
Recapture Year 4
of the tax credit allowed
Where to Get Additional Information
Direct inquiries to:
Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
505 Hudson Street
Hartford CT 06106-7107
Statutory and Regulatory References
Conn. Gen. Stat. §12-217ii
Last updated January 25, 2017