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Title X TAXATION AND REVENUE

Chapter 135

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  135.225.  Tax credit for new or expanded business facility, requirements — definitions — apportionment of credits — period for which tax credit granted — election to forfeit and claim tax credit under section 135.110 — vesting of credits and exemptions, when — waiver of credits and exemptions, when. — 1.  The credits otherwise provided by sections 135.100 to 135.150 shall upon proper application be granted to any taxpayer who shall establish and operate a new business facility located within an enterprise zone, except one designated pursuant to subsection 5 of section 135.230, on the same terms and conditions specified in those sections, except that:

  (1)  The credit otherwise allowed for each new business facility employee employed within an enterprise zone shall be four hundred dollars;

  (2)  An additional credit of four hundred dollars shall be granted for each twelve-month period that a new business facility employee is a resident of an enterprise zone;

  (3)  An additional credit of four hundred dollars shall be granted for each twelve-month period that the person employed as a new business facility employee is a person who, at the time of such employment by the new business facility, met the criteria as set forth in section 135.240;

  (4)  The credit otherwise allowed for new business facility investment shall be equal to the sum of ten percent of the first ten thousand dollars of such qualifying investment, plus five percent of the next ninety thousand dollars of such qualifying investment, plus two percent of all remaining qualifying investments within an enterprise zone;

  (5)  In the case of a small corporation described in section 143.471 or a partnership, the credits granted by this section shall be apportioned in proportion to the share of ownership of the taxpayer on the last day of the taxpayer's tax period for which such tax credits are being claimed, to the following:

  (a)  The shareholders of a small corporation described in section 143.471;

  (b)  The partners in a partnership;

  (6)  In the case of financial institutions described pursuant to the provisions of chapter 148, the credits allowed in subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (4) of this subsection and the credit allowed in section 135.235 may be used to offset the tax imposed by chapter 148 and, in the case of an insurance company exempt from the thirty-percent employee requirement of section 135.230, any obligations imposed pursuant to section 375.916 subject to the same method of apportionment as prescribed for taxes imposed by chapter 143 and as provided in subdivision (7)* of section 135.100 and subsections 2 and 3 of section 135.110;

  (7)  If a facility within an enterprise zone, which does not constitute a new business facility, is expanded or improved by the taxpayer within the enterprise zone, the expansion or improvement shall be considered a separate facility eligible for the credits allowed in this section and section 135.235, and the exemption allowed in section 135.220, if:

  (a)  The new business facility investment in the expansion or improvement during the tax period in which such credits and the exemption are claimed exceeds one hundred thousand dollars or, if less than one hundred thousand dollars, is twenty-five percent of the investment in the original facility prior to expansion or improvement; and

  (b)  The expansion or improvement otherwise constitutes a new business facility; and

  (c)  The number of new business facility employees engaged or maintained in employment at the expanded or improved facility for the taxable year for which the credit is claimed equals or exceeds two and the total number of employees at the facility after expansion or improvement is at least two greater than the total number of employees before expansion or improvement.  The taxpayer's investment in the expansion or improvement and in the original facility prior to expansion or improvement shall be determined in the manner provided in subdivision (8)* of section 135.100;

  (8)  For the purpose of sections 135.200 to 135.256, an office as defined in subdivision (9)* of section 135.100, when established, must create and maintain at least two new business facility employees as defined in subdivision (6)* of section 135.100;

  (9)  In the case where a person employed by the new business facility is a resident of the enterprise zone for less than a twelve-month period, or in the case where a person employed as a new business facility employee is a person who, at the time of such employment by the new business facility, met the criteria as set forth in section 135.240, is employed for less than a twelve-month period, the credits allowed by subdivisions (2) and (3) of this subsection shall be determined by multiplying four hundred dollars by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of calendar days during the taxpayer's tax year for which such credits are claimed, in which the person met the requirements prescribed in subdivision (2) or (3) of this subsection, and the denominator of which is three hundred and sixty-five, except that such credit shall not exceed four hundred dollars per employee in any one taxable year;

  (10)  The deferment of tax credit authorized in section 135.120 shall not be available to taxpayers establishing a new business facility in an enterprise zone;

  (11)  The allowance for additional ten-year periods to certain new business facilities as prescribed in subsection 1 of section 135.110 shall not be available to taxpayers expanding a new business facility in an enterprise zone, except that any taxpayer who has been eligible to earn enterprise zone tax benefits for ten tax periods, or until the expiration of the fifteen-year period as prescribed in subsection 1 of section 135.230, or for the maximum period otherwise allowed by law, may qualify for the tax credits allowed in section 135.110 if otherwise eligible, pursuant to the same terms and conditions prescribed in sections 135.100 to 135.150;

  (12)  Taxpayers who establish a new business facility by operating a revenue-producing enterprise as defined in paragraph (d) of subdivision (6) of section 135.200 shall not be required to create and maintain new business facility employees.

  2.  The tax credits described in subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (4) of subsection 1 of this section, the training credit allowed in section 135.235, and the income exemption allowed in section 135.220, shall be allowed to any taxpayer, under the same terms and conditions specified in such sections, who establishes a new business facility in an enterprise zone designated pursuant to subsection 5 of section 135.230, except that all such tax benefits shall be removed not later than seven years after the enterprise zone is designated as such.

  3.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any taxpayer who establishes a new business facility in an enterprise zone, may elect to forfeit the tax credits otherwise allowed in section 135.235 and this section and the exemptions otherwise allowed in sections 135.215 and 135.220 and the refund otherwise allowed in section 135.245, and in lieu thereof, claim the tax credits allowed in section 135.110, pursuant to the same terms and conditions prescribed in sections 135.100 to 135.150.  To perfect the election, the taxpayer shall attach written notification of such election to the taxpayer's initial application for claiming tax credits.  The election shall be irreversible once perfected.

  4.  The right to receive the income exemption described in section 135.220, the tax credits described in subsection 1 of this section and the training credit allowed in section 135.235 shall vest in the taxpayer upon commencement of operations of the revenue-producing enterprise, but such vested right shall be waived by the taxpayer for any given year in which the terms and conditions of sections 135.100 to 135.268 are not met.  Representations made by the department and relied upon in good faith by the taxpayer shall be binding upon the state of Missouri insofar as they are consistent with the provisions of this chapter.  The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all revenue-producing enterprises which are eligible for incentives pursuant to this subsection and which commenced operation on or after January 1, 1996, to the extent such incentives do not exceed the fifteen-year limitation pursuant to subsection 1 of section 135.230 or the seven-year limitation pursuant to subsection 5 of section 135.230.  The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all revenue-producing enterprises which are eligible for the incentives set forth in this subsection, and which began operation after January 1, 1996, to the extent such incentives do not exceed the fifteen-year limitation set forth in subsection 1 of section 135.230, or the seven-year limit set forth in subsection 5 of section 135.230.

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(L. 1982 H.B. 1713, et al. § 7, A.L. 1983 H.B. 559, A.L. 1986 S.B. 727, A.L. 1991 H.B. 294 & 405, A.L. 1992 S.B. 661 & 620, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1248 & 1048, A.L. 1995 H.B. 414, A.L. 1996 H.B. 1237, A.L. 1997 2d Ex. Sess. S.B. 1, A.L. 1999 H.B. 701)

*In 2019, statutory references changed in accordance with section 3.060 based on renumbering in section 135.100.

CROSS REFERENCE:

Tax Credit Accountability Act of 2004, additional requirements, 135.800 to 135.830


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