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Accredited Angels Investors who make a qualified investment (Equity / SAFE) into an approved Kansas Qualifying Company may be eligible to receive a transferable Kansas Income Tax Credit for their investment.

Investors must register each calendar year. Registrations expire on 12/31 each year

Credit limits:
  • Up to 50% of the qualifying investment
  • No more than $100,000 in tax credit can be issued to an investor per company per year
  • No more than $350,000 in tax credit per calendar year.
  • Credits can only be issued to a natural person they can not be issued to a permitted entity

Investor Types

Angel Investor – an accredited investor who is a natural person or an owner of a permitted entity investor, who is of high net worth, as defined in 17 C.F.R. § 230.501(a) and who seeks high returns through private investments in start-up companies and may seek active involvement in business, such as consulting and mentoring the entrepreneur. 

  • Investment through Individual (Natural Person) Investor:
    • An Investor Summary table submitted by Qualified Kansas Business
    • Include for each investor — name, amount of investment, and amount of tax credits requested.
    • Copy of cleared check/wire from investor into Qualified Kansas Business.
    • Copy of subscription/purchase agreement, signed by company and investor.

Permitted Entity Investor – (A) any revocable trust, general partnership, limited partnership, corporation that has in effect a valid election to be taxed as an S corporation under the United States internal revenue code, or a limited liability company that has elected to be taxed as a partnership under the United States internal revenue code and (B) that was established and is operated for the sole purpose of making investments in other entities 

  • Investment through a qualified Permitted Entity Investor:

Note: Tax credits will be issued only to individual (natural persons) Owners of a Permitted Entity. Investment must be directly from Permitted Entity to Qualified Kansas Business. Investment through multiple Permitted Entities (e.g. LLC-1 to LLC-2 to Qualified Kansas business or Trust to LLC to Qualified Kansas Business) will not be eligible for tax credits.

  • Copy of the Permitted Entity’s operating agreement documenting that it is operated for the sole purpose of making investments in other entities.
  • Copy of the capitalization table of the Permitted Entity.
  • Copy of the individual investor’s check/wire into the Permitted Entity.
  • Copy of the Permitted Entity’s cleared check/wire into the Qualified Kansas Business.
  • All Owners of the permitted entity must register as an accredited investor
  • If a Trust, it must be Revocable; all benefactors must be listed with their ownership percentages, a Trustee is not necessarily a benefactor; the Trust must have greater than $5 Million in Assets.

Investors who are not eligible for Tax Credits:

A person who serves in the business as a/an:

  • Executive
  • Officer
  • Employee
  • Vendor
  • Independent Contractor

Accredited Angel Investors must register as such to be eligible for the Kansas Angel Tax Credit 

2023 Qualified Businesses

2023 Qualified BusinessContactWebsite
Fair Market Health[email protected]https://www.fairmarkethealth.com
Odin’s Innovations LLC[email protected]https://www.odinsinnovations.com/
TKG, LLC[email protected]https://app.resiview.com/
Sustain-A-Grain Inc.[email protected]https://www.sustainagrain.com/
Car Advisor LLC[email protected]https://www.undriveable.com/
Ad Astra Integrity Measurement Systems, Inc.[email protected]https://www.invary.com/
PMI Rate Pro, Inc.[email protected]https://pmiratepro.com/
Clara Biotech, Inc.[email protected]https://clarabio.tech/
Advisor First LLC[email protected]https://advisorbranch.com/
iSocial, LLC[email protected]https://www.isocl.net/
Love Lifesciences LLC[email protected]https://lovelifesciences.com/
Heft IQ, Inc[email protected]https://heftiq.com/
TRANSPORTANT, INC[email protected]https://transportant.com
Workplace Healing Inc[email protected]http://www.workplacehealing.com
Skilled Pro Alliance[email protected]https://gocarrera.com
Soft Warfare LLC[email protected]http://www.softwarfare.com
AST Genetics[email protected]N/A
Sooth Inc.[email protected]https://www.sooth.ai
Rairflow, Inc.[email protected]https://www.rairflow.com
Evoke Medical LLC[email protected]http://www.evokemedical.com
Marma[email protected]http://marma.health
SoraCeutcicals, LLC[email protected]http://www.soraceuticals.com
Blyss[email protected]https://www.getblueox.com/
OssiFi-ML, LLC[email protected]http://www.ossifi.com
Steel Bridge Farms[email protected]http://www.steelbridgefarms.com
Kanpecia Biotech, LLC[email protected]https://kanpecia.com/
The Good Game [email protected]http:/www.thegoodgame.com
Elias Animal Health[email protected]https://eliasanimalhealth.com/
EAR Micro[email protected]https://www.earmicro.com

Historical Kansas Angel Investors Tax Credit (KAITC) Business Archive

2022 Qualified Businesses

2022 Qualified Businesses

2022 Qualified BusinessContactWebsite
Fair Market Health Dean Jargohttps://fairmarkethealth.com
Elias Animal Health Tammie Wahaushttp://eliasanimalhealth.com/
Soft Warfare LLCDenise Barronwww.softwarfare.com
iSocial, LLCBob Etzelwww.isocl.net
PMI Rate ProNomi Smithwww.pmiratepro.com
Knowledge as a ServiceB. W. Barkleyhttps://kaas.guru/
Clara Biotech, IncJim Westhttps://clarabio.tech
Advisor First, LLCSissy Ageehttps://advisorfirst.com/
Lawn Buddy, LLCSteven Wernerwww.lawnbuddy.com
Phoreus Biotechnology, Inc.Randall Toshhttp://www.phoreusbiotech.com
Wichita eSports, LLCRamsey Jamoulhttps://unified.gg
Ronawk, LLCA.J. Mellotthttps://www.ronawk.com
ConvIOT Inc.Terri Foudrayhttps://www.conviot.com
Thumbscore Inc.David Thornehttps://www.thumbscore.app/
Ad Astra Integrity Measurement SystemsAdam Courtneyhttp://adastra-ims.com
Axius Group LLCChuck Mellotthttp://www.axiusgroup.com
Greenfield RoboticsNandan Kallehttp://www.greenfieldrobotics.com
InsCyt, LLCJeff Stullhttp://www.inscyt.com
Precision Microwave, Inc.Austin Pfannenstielhttps://www.precisionmicrowavemedical.com
Tenfold Security Consulting Inc.Aaron Weissenfluhhttp://www.tenfoldsecurity.com
OssiFi-ML LLCDebra ElliesUnder Construction
Lunar, LLCBethany Whitehttp://lunarvip.io
Love Lifesciences, LLCNicholas Lovehttps://lovelifesciences.com/
OssiFi- Mab, LLCDebra ElliesUnder Construction
Govbuilt, LLCRobert Disbergerhttps://www.govbuilt.com/
Lelex Prime, LLCDan Scotthttp://lelexprime.com
Livestock Lens, LLCManoj Georgehttps://livestocklens.com/
QuickHire, Inc.Deborah Gladneyhttps://www.getquickhire.com/
Kanpecia Biotech, LLCMelanie Cheunghttps://kanpecia.com/
TelememoryEliot Arnoldwww.getmoodspark.com
DeskSides, LLCBlish Connorwww.desksides.com
Evoke Medical, LLCLeighton LaPierrewww.evokemedical.com
Spyder, Inc.Nedra Barrwww.spyderloop.com
2021 Qualified Businesses

2021 Qualified Businesses

2021 Qualified BusinessContactWebsite
Advisor First LLCSissy Ageehttps://www.advisorbranch.com
Attentive Science, LLCAlfred Botchway https://attentivescience.com
Carsker,IncBrad Carpanihttps://carsker.com/
Cingulate Therapeutics LLCLou Van Hornhttp://www.cingulatetherapeutics.com
Clara Biotech, Inc.James Westhttps://clarabio.tech
ConvIOT Inc.Terri Foudrayhttp://conviot.com
CorrectiveTouch LLCBraden Archerhttp://correctivetouch.com
ELIAS Animal HealthTammie Wahaushttp://eliasanimalhealth.com
Foster Family Portal LLCPaul Epphttp://fosterfamilyportal.com
InsCyt, LLCJeff Stullhttp://www.inscyt.com
Kanpecia Biotech LLCMelanie Cheunghttps://www.kanpecia.com/
Knowledge as a Service, Inc.Brent Barkleyhttps://www.ringorang.com
Lawn Buddy LLCSteven Wernerhttp://www.lawnbuddy.com
OssiFi-MabDebra Ellies http://underconstruction.com
OssiFi-ML LLCDebra Ellieshttp://underconstruction.com
Patheous Health, IncMichael Peck
PMI Rate Pro LLCNomin Smithhttp://pmiratepro.com
Precision MicrowaveAustin Pfannenstielhttp://www.precisionmicrowavemedical.com
Predict Interactive, IncBecky Heringtonhttp://www.predictinteractive.com
Project ContentLuke Luttrellhttp://www.projectcontent.com
Ronawk LLCAdam Mellotthttp://www.ronawk.com
SOFTwarfare, LLCWyatt Cobbhttps://www.softwarfare.com/
TelememoryEliot Arnoldhttp://telememory.co
TileFive, LLCAndrew Potterhttp://www.approach.app/
Wichita Esports, LLCRamsey Jamoulhttp://www.uea.gg
XRepsBrandon Fuhrhttps://www.xreps.io

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