High Performance Incentive Program

Tax incentives for high-performing companies

CONTACT

Richard Martinez, HPIP Program Manager

(785) 296-7174

Richard.Martinez@ks.gov

New HPIP Tax Credit Transfers


During the 2021 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 65 was passed and signed by Governor Kelly. This legislation will permit an HPIP certified company to transfer HPIP tax credits, under certain conditions, to another entity or individual.

For projects placed into service on and after January 1, 2021, a taxpayer may transfer up to 50% of the tax credit allowed. The taxpayer may make a transfer to one or more transferees, but the total of all transfers shall not exceed 50% of the taxpayer’s tax credit. The taxpayer shall make the transfer or transfers within a single tax year. The credit may be transferred to any individual or entity and shall be claimed in the year
the credit was transferred against the transferee’s tax liability for the income tax under the Kansas income tax act or the premium tax or privilege fees, or the privilege tax as measured by the net income of financial institutions imposed pursuant to article 11 of chapter 79 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. The amount of the credit that exceeds the transferee’s tax liability for such year may be carried forward for credit in the succeeding taxable year or years until the total amount of the tax credit is used, except that no such credit shall be carried forward for deduction after the 16th taxable year succeeding the taxable year in which such credit was initially claimed.

In the event the tax credit earned by the taxpayer and transferred to a transferee is later disallowed in whole or in part by the Secretary of Revenue, the taxpayer that originally earned the tax credit shall be liable for repayment to the state in the amount disallowed.

The High Performance Incentive Program (HPIP) provides tax incentives to qualifying employers who pay above average wages, along with having a robust commitment to teach skills development for their workers. 

HPIP provides a 10% tax credit that is eligible for capital investment of at least $50,000 at the company’s facility. In the five metro counties of Douglas, Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee and Wyandotte, the threshold is $1 million. The tax credit has a 16-year carryforward provided facilities are able to requalify for HPIP. 

Who Qualifies

To qualify, a company must: 

  1. be a for-profit company subject to state taxes; 
  2. pay above-average wages (as compared to other similar firms in the same geographical area with matching NAICS codes); and
  3. be either a manufacturer or able to document that most of its sales are to Kansas manufacturers and/or out-of-state businesses or government agencies. 

A business in any NAICS code can qualify if it is a headquarters or back-office operation of a national or multi-national corporation.

Benefits

  • A 10% income tax credit on eligible capital investment 
  • A sales tax exemption that will be used with the company’s eligible capital investment for the qualified facility
  • A training tax credit up to $50,000
  • Access to other business assistance programs

Wage Standards

  • The wage standards allow companies to wage-qualify a worksite, based on their first three or four digits of their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. 
  • Three-digit codes are divided up into six county regions along with six metro counties. Four-digit codes are divided into Eastern Rural, Western Rural and the six metro counties.
  • WAGE STANDARDS LISTED IN HPIP RESOURCES ARE VALID FOR PERIODS ENDING BETWEEN JULY 1, 2020 TO JUNE 30, 2021

Application Fees

  1. First time certifications – $750; or
  2. Re-certifications – $250; or
  3. One page carry-forward only – $0.

Where to Start

Applications for HPIP are accepted year round. Fill out the application and pay your fees below.

HPIP Resources

HPIP Guidelines and Application
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HPIP Overview
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HPIP Payment of Fees By Check
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HPIP Project Description
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HPIP Regions: Four-Digit Wage Standards
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HPIP Regions: Three-Digit Wage Standards
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Tax Credit Carry-forward Application
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HPIP Wage Standards Ending 6/2022

HPIP Alternative Wage Standards
Worksites with 500 or Fewer Employees: Three Digit Wage Standards
Worksites with More Than 500 Employees: Three-Digit Wage Standards
Worksites with 500 and Fewer Employees: Four-Digit Wage Standards
Worksites with More Than 500 Employees: Four-Digit Wage Standards

HPIP Wage Standards Ending 6/2021

HPIP Alternative Wage Standards
Worksites with 500 or Fewer Employees: Three Digit Wage Standards
Worksites with More Than 500 Employees: Three-Digit Wage Standards
Worksites with 500 and Fewer Employees: Four-Digit Wage Standards
Worksites with More Than 500 Employees: Four-Digit Wage Standards

HPIP Wage Standards Ending 6/2020

HPIP Alternative Wage Standards
Worksites with 500 or Fewer Employees: Three Digit Wage Standards
Worksites with More Than 500 Employees: Three-Digit Wage Standards
Worksites with 500 and Fewer Employees: Four-Digit Wage Standards
Worksites with More Than 500 Employees: Four-Digit Wage Standards

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