What Is the Georgia Angel Investor Tax Credit?

The state of Georgia offers an Angel Investor Tax Credit that provides up to a $50,000 annual tax credit for accredited investors funding early-stage innovative qualified businesses in Georgia. To be a qualified investment it must be an transaction involving cash for stock, equity interest, or subordinated debt in a corporation, partnership, or LLC. The tax credit is calculated based on 35% of the investment and can offset up to $833,333 of Georgia taxable income. The investment can be made directly or through a pass-through entity. To be a qualified the business must file an application with the state as well as follow the guidelines below.

Qualified Business

  • Headquartered in Georgia
  • Under 3 years old
  • 20 employees or less
  • Annual revenue does not exceed $500,000
  • $1 million capped cash funding from equity or debt issuance (not including commercial debt)
  • Engaged in one of the following business lines: Manufacturing, Processing, Online/Digital Warehousing, Software Development, IT Services, R&D, or Online/Digital Wholesaling

How do I apply for the Georgia Angel Investor Tax Credit?

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