Make the most of the general business credit
Abstract: Tax credits are far more valuable than tax deductions. Unlike a deduction, which reduces a business’s taxable income, a credit reduces the business’s tax liability dollar for dollar. Tax credits aren’t unlimited, however. For businesses, the aggregate value of tax credits may be limited by the general business credit (GBC). This article explains how the GBC works. A brief sidebar lists specific individual tax credits included under the GBC.