On January 4, California Assembly Bill 643 was amended to include the creation of a California New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program. If passed, A.B. 643 would authorize the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) to award up to $50 million in state NMTCs each year from 2013 through 2019. Like the federal NMTC program, the tax credit would provide a 39% credit against the equity investment. Investments including, but not limited to, retail businesses, real property, financial institutions and schools would be eligible for the state NMTC.

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