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Job Creation Tax Credit Program Servicing


Economic development and the creation of jobs are assisted through this tax credit. This credit can be used to help bring a company to Ohio who may be considering doing business elsewhere. The Job Creation Tax Credit program helps Ohio have a more competitive business climate creating jobs and supporting communities.


Provides a refundable tax credit against a taxpayer's Commercial Activity Tax, insurance premium tax, Ohio corporate franchise tax or an individual's Ohio personal income tax obligations. The tax credit is based on Ohio employee payroll for new jobs created as result of new business investment in Ohio. The credit is given annually for the term of the agreement.

For Whom

Businesses creating at least 10 new jobs (within three years) with minimum annual payroll of $660,000 that pay at least 150 percent of federal minimum wage.

Program Contact

JobsOhio and the JobsOhio Network, the state's economic development organization, are responsible for the marketing, initial company contact and company application process through tax credit approval. Companies interested in finding out more about the program or discussing a potential project that may qualify for the Job Creation Tax Credit Program should click here to be directed to JobsOhio's webpage. General Program Inquiries

The Ohio Development Services Agency is responsible for: post-approval project/agreement servicing, drafting tax credit agreements and amendments, upholding the terms and conditions of the tax credit agreement, reviewing annual jobs reports, issuing tax credits and providing technical support to companies with existing tax credits.

Existing Job Creation Tax Credit Servicing Inquiries: Eric LindnerBusiness Services Division, (614) 995-2082

How Much

The tax credit is measured as a percentage of Ohio employee payroll for all new employees hired under the program. The credit is performance based, so new payroll must be created to receive a tax credit.

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