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Excelsior jobs program tax credit

Who is eligible? 

You are entitled to this refundable credit if you or your business:

  • is an approved participant in the Excelsior Jobs Program; and
  • received a certificate of tax credit from Empire State Development (ESD).

For more information about the Excelsior Jobs Program application and approval process, visit Empire State Development: Excelsior Jobs Program.

How much is the credit?

The credit is equal to the sum of five components:

  • excelsior jobs tax credit (including Green CHIPS projects),
  • excelsior investment tax credit,
  • excelsior research and development tax credit, 
  • excelsior real property tax credit, and
  • excelsior child care services tax credit.

Additional information

To learn about other New York State tax credits available to businesses, see Business incentives.