More than 4 million (4,015,300) small businesses will be eligible to receive a tax credit for the purchase of employee health insurance in 2010. That’s 83.7 percent of all small businesses in the country.
In 11 states, more than 90 percent of small businesses will be eligible to receive a tax credit in 2010. These states are Arkansas (94.2 percent), Montana (94.0 percent), Nebraska (93.8 percent), South Dakota (93.6 percent), Mississippi (93.2 percent), Indiana (92.9 percent), North Dakota (91.9 percent), Missouri (91.8 percent), Iowa (90.8 percent), West Virginia (90.3 percent), and Maine (90.1 percent).
Approximately 1,198,700 American small businesses will be eligible to receive the maximum tax credit in 2010.