Article - Economic Development
(a) The Program benefits authorized under this section may be claimed by a qualified business entity for up to 10 consecutive benefit years.
(b) On enrollment in the Program:
(1) a new business entity in a Tier I area is eligible for:
(i) a credit against the State income tax, established under § 10–741(b) of the Tax – General Article;
(ii) a credit against the State property tax, established under § 9–110 of the Tax – Property Article;
(iii) a refund of sales and use tax paid during the immediately preceding taxable year, as provided under § 11–411 of the Tax – General Article; and
(iv) a waiver of fees charged by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation, established under § 1–203.1 of the Corporations and Associations Article; and
(2) except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, an existing business entity that operates an eligible project is eligible for a credit against the State income tax, established under § 10–741(b) of the Tax – General Article.
(c) The income tax credit established under § 10–741(b) of the Tax – General Article is not available to an existing business entity if the entity moves its facility to another county in the State on or after June 1, 2017.
(d) If the number of qualified positions at the eligible project decreases to a number less than the number established in the first benefit year, the project shall be removed from the Program and all program benefits terminate.