Tax Credits 

Based on program requirements, businesses in Marietta may be eligible for state job tax credits, retraining state tax credits, and/or federal tax credits for hiring individuals from certain target groups. Browse the tax credits below or contact an Economic Development staff member to better understand your opportunities.

Designated Area Tax Credits

Business located in Marietta’s Military Zones (MZs), Opportunity Zones (OZs), and Less Developed Census Tracts (LDCTs) may qualify for the state of Georgia’s highest job tax credits. Businesses who meet state Job Tax Credit Program requirements for OZs, MZs, and LDCTs can receive a $3,500 state income tax credit per new job for up to 5 years. The job creation threshold for program certification to receive OZ and MZ job tax credits is 2 new jobs in a single year. The job creation threshold for program certification to receive LDCT job tax credits is 5 new job in a single year. Businesses located in Designated Areas can use job tax credits against 100 percent of Georgia income tax and withholding tax liability.  

Additional Tax Credits

Below are additional tax credits that new and current businesses may utilize. Businesses may also explore Georgia’s Business Incentives Brochure for more information on state tax credits.

Job Creation Tax Credits Program (JTC)
Investment Tax Credits
Port Activity Tax Credit Bonus
Quality Jobs Tax Credits
Research & Development Tax Credits
Retraining Tax Credits 
Entertainment Tax Credits 
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Child Care Tax Credit