The total amount of all the individual tax credits that a firm claims throughout a tax year is known as the general business credit.
When submitting your income tax return, you must declare the total of any business credits you have claimed on Form 3800, IRS General Business Credit.
GBC enables you to figure out how many tax credits you are qualified for overall, taking into account any tax carry-backs and carry forwards, for a given tax year.
The general business credit may not exceed net income tax minus the greater of, 25% of net regular tax liability above $25,000 or 75% of the tentative minimum tax.
According to IRS, A non-publicly traded corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship constitutes an eligible small business. The entity's three most recent tax years' average yearly gross receipts cannot have been greater than $50 million.
Numerous tax credits can be used on the general business credit, but some credits have expiration dates. The IRS website has a comprehensive list available.