California Competes Tax Credit

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to come to California or stay and grow in California. Tax credit agreements are negotiated by GO-Biz and approved by a statutorily created “California Competes Tax Credit Committee,” consisting of the State Treasurer, the Director of the Department of Finance, the Director of GO-Biz, and one appointee each by the Speaker of the Assembly and Senate Committee on Rules.




For fiscal year 2017-18, GO-Biz will accept applications for the California Competes Tax Credit during the following periods:

  • July 24, 2017 through August 21, 2017 
  • January 2, 2018 through January 22, 2018
  • March 5, 2018 through March 26, 2018

Please refer to the Notice Fiscal Year 2017-2018 for more information.








California Competes Tax Credit Contact Information

For questions or technical assistance, we are available by email or by phone at (916) 322-4051.

Visit the California Business Portal for resources and information about other tax incentives and to help you get your business up and running.

Current Regulations

California Competes Tax Credit Regulations