The House Ways and Means Committee in Congress is considering a bill sponsored by Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland that would provide a 25% credit to investors in some types of technology.
The credit would apply to equity investors who invest in a company that has already qualified for a grant under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The Federal government provides grant funding under the SBIR program to support some high priority technology and biotech research. SBIR grants typically range from $100,000 to $750,000. The credit for investors would also be capped at 50% of the SBIR grant award in a particular company, and would also be limited to a total of $500 million in tax credits per year.
The bill, which was introduced on July 15, 2010 and co-sponsored by three other House members, is called the Innovative Technologies Investment Incentive Act. SBIR grants are directed toward small businesses, so the impact of this bill would be seen at the small business level.
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