HOW WE CAN HELP

Our Success

Since 2016, we have negotiated $67M+ in CA tax incentives & over $100M since our humble beginnings in 2011.

Our Training

We are former Big 4 CPAs, attorneys & government officials with a broad range of knowledge.

Our Experience

We serve across nearly all industries from startups, mid-size and Fortune 500 businesses.

Helping businesses secure funding for
job growth and capital investments in CALIFORNIA

At California Incentives Group, our experts work alongside clients to identify, negotiate and capture select high value California tax credits and incentives. These service offerings are our: CORE CALincentives.

For businesses looking to expand their operations in California or relocate into the state: our professionals will team with you to produce the most efficient and pragmatic approach to capturing the most valuable tax incentives and grants that California has to offer. Because let’s face it, although we love our Golden State…

The simple truth is California’s rising wages, real property values and deep-reaching tax structure can make it a fiscally challenging place to do business.

To combat these challenges and promote economic development and job growth, a variety of California agencies administer dozens of economic incentives. Some of these include: income tax credits, sales and use tax exemptions, grants, discounted loans, tax-exempt bond financing, utility rebates and more.

However, with only so many hours in the day, how does a company’s accounting/tax department determine which incentive(s) are applicable? Which yield the highest ROI? Which should ultimately be pursued? If an incentive is obtained, how would it be implemented into day-to-day operations?

In our experience, this last issue is one of the most critical, and yet unfortunately, the most overlooked. For these reasons, we believe our approach is unique.

We have strategically focused our practice on capturing only the highest value California tax incentives and grants for our clients. But unlike some firms, our efforts continue through a seamless implementation to ensure that the incentives we captured for our clients are actually monetized. These CORE CALincentives are:

ABOUT OUR TEAM
We are committed to finding the best solutions for you.

We are former Big 4 CPAs and attorneys with a broad range of knowledge and experience in the area of state and local taxation or “SALT”. We have worked with a wide range of clients from startups, mid-size and Fortune 1000 businesses.

Although our collective SALT experience is broad, we made a strategic decision over the last several years to focus on California’s highest value tax incentives and grants. Namely, the California Competes Tax Credit, CAEATFA Sales & Use Tax Exclusion, California Manufacturing and R&D Equipment Exemption and ETP Training Grants.

CIG TAX INSIGHTS & NEWS

CAEATFA Sales Tax Incentive – April 2019 Funding Update

April 12, 2019 | CIG Tax Insights

To promote high-tech manufacturing, the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) provides select manufacturers a 100% sales and use tax exclusion (STE) on purchases of qualified tangible property. Through a competitive application and negotiation process, California manufacturers may qualify for this lucrative incentive under any of the following categories: Advanced Manufacturing Alternative Source… read more

California Competes Tax Credit Program – Final round opens March 4th ($70 million)

February 25, 2019 | CIG Tax Insights

In one week, the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) program will be open and accepting applications. This will mark the state’s final round of the fiscal year, with an estimated $70 million available.[1] In its most recently completed round in November of 2018, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) granted $70 million… read more

CAEATFA Sales Tax Incentive – 2019 Funding Update

January 9, 2019 | CIG Tax Insights

To promote high-tech manufacturing, the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) provides select manufacturers a 100% sales and use tax exclusion (STE) on purchases of qualified tangible property. Through a competitive application and negotiation process, California manufacturers may qualify for this lucrative incentive under any of the following categories: Advanced Manufacturing Alternative Source… read more

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Guiding businesses to funding, grants and tax credits that incentivize remaining and growing in California.

Our CORE CALincentives