On July 23rd the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced that its 2013 Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program is now open. The Life Sciences Initiative authorizes the MLSC to award up to $25 million in tax incentives each year to qualified companies in an effort to expand life sciences-related employment opportunities, promote health-related innovations and stimulate research and development, manufacturing and commercialization in the life sciences. Applicants are generally companies that have transitioned or are transitioning from pure life sciences R&D to commercialization and manufacturing.
This is the fifth year that incentives will be provided under the program. Nearly 50 companies have active tax incentive awards totaling more than $75 million awarded during the past four program years. Those companies created a total of more than 1,800 jobs after receiving their tax incentives.
To be considered for tax incentives, please submit your application online via the MLSC’s website by October 24, 2013, at noon EDT. If you would like to learn more about this program, please visit the Mass Life Sciences Center.