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Department of Taxation and Finance

Employee Training Incentive Program (E-TIP) tax credit

You are entitled to this refundable credit if you or your business:

  • is an approved participant in the Employee Training Incentive Program under Economic Development Law (EDL), Article 22; and
  • received a certificate of tax credit from New York State Empire State Development (ESD).

The Employee Training Incentive Program (E-TIP) provides a tax credit to New York State employers for:

  • training investments that upgrade, retrain, or improve the productivity of their employees, and
  • approved internship programs that provide training in advanced technology or life sciences.

You must submit a completed application to ESD, which administers the program, to participate in the program. For more information about the program and the application process, visit Empire State Development.

How much is the credit?

The credit is equal to 50% of the eligible training costs up to $10,000 (per employee), and 50% of the stipend paid to an intern up to $3,000 (per intern). The credit will be allowed for the tax year in which the eligible training is completed.

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To learn about other New York State tax credits available to businesses, see Business incentives.