What is the Enterprise Zone Employee Credit?

This credit is 5% of each employee's qualified wages for the year (maximum credit is $525 per employee). Qualified wages are wages earned in the geographic areas designated as Enterprise Zones (EZs).

To qualify for this credit in 2014, all of the following requirements must be met:
  • You performed at least 50% of your compensated work (for the employer located within the EZ) within the boundaries of an enterprise zone in California.
  • You spent at least 90% of your work time (for the employer located within the EZ) on activities that are directly related to the operation of the trade or business located within the EZ.
  • You didn't work for any federal, California state, or local government.
You'll need to fill out and file Form 3553 with your return to claim this credit.

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