RS 51:2352     

§2352.  Definitions

In this Part, the following terms shall have the meanings provided in this Section, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(1)  "Commercialization costs" means investment in machinery and equipment, all expenditures associated with obtaining the rights to use or the use of technology, including fees related to patents, copyrights, and licenses, payments to Louisiana universities for research agreements, and payments to third-party Louisiana research or clinical trial companies.

(2)  "Machinery and equipment" means machinery or equipment that is a capital asset used in a trade or business subject to depreciation under federal tax law that is placed in service and used in Louisiana.

(3)  "Taxpayer" means a natural person, business, corporation, or other business entity that seeks to or has become qualified to claim a credit on any income or corporation franchise tax liability against taxes owed to Louisiana.

(4)  "Technology" means the product or intellectual property owned or research sponsored at a regionally accredited college, technical school, or university located in Louisiana or any product or intellectual property to which significant development or enhancement occurred in Louisiana.

Acts 2002, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 8, §1, eff. July 1, 2002; Acts 2007, No. 401, §1, eff. July 10, 2007; Acts 2011, No. 416, §2, eff. July 1, 2011.