As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on both government and business operations, under the authority of executive order, the Maryland Department of Commerce (Commerce) has delayed the application process for the FY21 BIITC until mid-August 2020. BIITC provides an income tax credit equal to 50% (more in certain locations) of an eligible investment in a QMBC up to $250,000 for each QMBC per fiscal year. Total credits issued during the fiscal year cannot exceed the budget amount and are, therefore, issued on a first come basis. The credit is refundable if the investor has no Maryland income tax liability. Please stay tuned to the Commerce website for updates regarding the new application system and dates.