Many companies are passing up corporate tax breaks they qualifyfor because the deductions are too complex or require too muchwork, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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For example, the federal Opportunity to Work credit rewardscompanies for hiring disadvantaged workers, including unemployedveterans, welfare recipients and ex-felons. The credit generallylowers a company's taxes by $2,400 per employee, but it involvesextensive paperwork and processing the paperwork can take a year ormore. A University of Florida professor, Sarah Hammersma,calculates that companies claim the credit for only 20% to 35% ofemployees who are eligible.

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A tax deduction for energy-efficient buildings can involvecomputer modeling that costs up to $50,000, a factor thatdiscourages many businesses, especially smaller ones.

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