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SB 463, 2015    (Amended Section - Proposed Language)

135.1150. 1. This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Residential Treatment Agency Tax Credit Act".
     2. As used in this section, the following terms mean:
     (1) "Certificate", a tax credit certificate issued under this section;
     (2) "Department", the Missouri department of social services;
     (3) "Eligible donation", donations received from a taxpayer by an agency that are used solely to provide direct care services to children who are residents of this state. Eligible donations may include cash, publicly traded stocks and bonds, and real estate that will be valued and documented according to rules promulgated by the department of social services. For purposes of this section, "direct care services" include but are not limited to increasing the quality of care and service for children through improved employee compensation and training;
     (4) "Qualified residential treatment agency" or "agency", a residential care facility that is licensed under section 210.484, accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and is under contract with the Missouri department of social services to provide treatment services for children who are residents or wards of residents of this state, and that receives eligible donations. Any agency that operates more than one facility or at more than one location shall be eligible for the tax credit under this section only for any eligible donation made to facilities or locations of the agency which are licensed and accredited;
     (5) "Taxpayer", any of the following individuals or entities who make an eligible donation to an agency:
     (a) A person, firm, partner in a firm, corporation, or a shareholder in an S corporation doing business in the state of Missouri and subject to the state income tax imposed in chapter 143;
     (b) A corporation subject to the annual corporation franchise tax imposed in chapter 147;
     (c) An insurance company paying an annual tax on its gross premium receipts in this state;
     (d) Any other financial institution paying taxes to the state of Missouri or any political subdivision of this state under chapter 148;
     (e) An individual subject to the state income tax imposed in chapter 143;
     (f) Any charitable organization which is exempt from federal income tax and whose Missouri unrelated business taxable income, if any, would be subject to the state income tax imposed under chapter 143.
     3. For all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, any taxpayer shall be allowed a credit against the taxes otherwise due under chapter 143, 147, or 148, excluding withholding tax imposed by sections 143.191 to 143.265, in an amount equal to fifty percent of the amount of an eligible donation, subject to the restrictions in this section. The amount of the tax credit claimed shall not exceed the amount of the taxpayer's state income tax liability in the tax year for which the credit is claimed. Any amount of credit that the taxpayer is prohibited by this section from claiming in a tax year shall not be refundable, but may be carried forward to any of the taxpayer's four subsequent taxable years.
     4. To claim the credit authorized in this section, an agency may submit to the department an application for the tax credit authorized by this section on behalf of taxpayers. The department shall verify that the agency has submitted the following items accurately and completely:
     (1) A valid application in the form and format required by the department;
     (2) A statement attesting to the eligible donation received, which shall include the name and taxpayer identification number of the individual making the eligible donation, the amount of the eligible donation, and the date the eligible donation was received by the agency; and
     (3) Payment from the agency equal to the value of the tax credit for which application is made. If the agency applying for the tax credit meets all criteria required by this subsection, the department shall issue a certificate in the appropriate amount.
     5. An agency may apply for tax credits in an aggregate amount that does not exceed the payments made by the department to the agency in the preceding twelve months.
     6. Tax credits issued under this section may be assigned, transferred, sold, or otherwise conveyed, and the new owner of the tax credit shall have the same rights in the credit as the taxpayer. Whenever a certificate is assigned, transferred, sold, or otherwise conveyed, a notarized endorsement shall be filed with the department specifying the name and address of the new owner of the tax credit or the value of the credit.
     7. The department shall promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2006, shall be invalid and void.
     


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