Does the alternate incremental credit affect firm R&D?

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This paper investigates the alternate incremental credit's (AIC) effects on the tax price of research and the R&D investment of firms. Testing a sample of 83 firms for the period 1997-1999, the results suggest the AIC's incentive effects are industry-specific. The findings support the hypothesis that firms with high research intensity utilize the standard form of research tax credit computation. However, the evidence also suggests firms in the software industry may have received research tax credits for R&D that would have been performed without the tax credit incentive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-52
Number of pages12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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