Congressional passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act on Jan. 1, extended the empowerment zone employer tax credits through the 2013 calendar year. Businesses that have utilized these tax credits in past years will be able to take advantage of the program. New businesses that may not be familiar with the program should check with their accountants for pertinent information.
NMDC still offers a locator service at www.aroostookez.org that can verify if a business or employee is in the Aroostook Empowerment Zone. For information, contact email Michael Eisensmith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-498-8736.