MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) joined forces to propose legislation making permanent a long-running tax credit on research and development.
"A permanent R&D tax credit rewards innovation and entrepreneurship, and gives American businesses the certainty they need to invest, grow and hire," Hatch said in a prepared remarks. "This legislation makes sense, has strong bipartisan support and is essential to ensuring our nation’s job creators have the tools they need to compete around the world."
The credit, signed into law in 1981, has since been extended 14 times, MDDI Online reported.
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