FAQ-Starting a Business

The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) application periods, credits available, and committee meeting dates for fiscal year 2019-2020 have been posted here.  The first application period will start on July 29, 2019, with $90 million in tax credits available.  Starting July 29, the online application can be accessed at www.calcompetes.ca.gov.  

Application instructions, FAQs, and other technical assistance documents are available at www.business.ca.gov/CalCompetes.aspx.

If you have any questions regarding the CCTC or application process, please contact our office at (916) 322-4051 or send an email to CalCompetes@gobiz.ca.gov.

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