Truly Agreed, 2015

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SB 463, 2015    (Amended Section - as Truly Agreed)    

135.1180. 1. This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Developmental Disability Care Provider Tax Credit Program".
     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 by a provider from a taxpayer that are used solely to provide direct care services to persons with developmental disabilities 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 persons with developmental disabilities through improved employee compensation and training;
     (4) "Qualified developmental disability care provider" or "provider", a care provider that provides assistance to persons with developmental disabilities, and is 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), or is under contract with the Missouri department of social services or department of mental health to provide treatment services for such persons, and that receives eligible donations. Any provider 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 provider which are licensed or accredited;
     (5) "Taxpayer", any of the following individuals or entities who make an eligible donation to a provider:
     (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, 2012, 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, a provider 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 provider 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 provider; and
     (3) Payment from the provider equal to the value of the tax credit for which application is made. If the provider applying for the tax credit meets all criteria required by this subsection, the department shall issue a certificate in the appropriate amount.
     5. 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.
     6. 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, 2012, shall be invalid and void.
     [7. Under section 23.253 of the Missouri sunset act:
     (1) The provisions of the new program authorized under this section shall automatically sunset on December 31, 2016, unless reauthorized by an act of the general assembly; and
     (2) If such program is reauthorized, the program authorized under this section shall automatically sunset twelve years after the effective date of the reauthorization of this section; and
     (3) This section shall terminate on September first of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the program authorized under this section is sunset.]


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