New Texas R&D Credit Offers Sales or Franchise Tax Breaks

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The Research and Development tax credit in Texas, which took effect Jan. 1, 2014, provides companies the option of selecting either a sales tax exemption on property purchased by persons engaged in qualified research activities or the franchise tax credit, but not both. Giles B. Sutton, a partner with McGuireWoods LLP in Washington, D.C. offers a primer on the technical nuances of this new incentive.