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Title X TAXATION AND REVENUE

Chapter 135

Effective - 29 Mar 2013, see footnote bottom

  135.327.  Special needs child adoption tax credit — nonrecurring adoption expenses, amount — individual and business entities tax credit, amount, time for filing application — assignment of tax credit, when. — 1.  Any person residing in this state who legally adopts a special needs child on or after January 1, 1988, and before January 1, 2000, shall be eligible to receive a tax credit of up to ten thousand dollars for nonrecurring adoption expenses for each child adopted that may be applied to taxes due under chapter 143.  Any business entity providing funds to an employee to enable that employee to legally adopt a special needs child shall be eligible to receive a tax credit of up to ten thousand dollars for nonrecurring adoption expenses for each child adopted that may be applied to taxes due under such business entity's state tax liability, except that only one ten thousand dollar credit is available for each special needs child that is adopted.

  2.  Any person residing in this state who proceeds in good faith with the adoption of a special needs child on or after January 1, 2000, shall be eligible to receive a tax credit of up to ten thousand dollars for nonrecurring adoption expenses for each child that may be applied to taxes due under chapter 143; provided, however, that beginning on March 29, 2013, the tax credits shall only be allocated for the adoption of special needs children who are residents or wards of residents of this state at the time the adoption is initiated.  Any business entity providing funds to an employee to enable that employee to proceed in good faith with the adoption of a special needs child shall be eligible to receive a tax credit of up to ten thousand dollars for nonrecurring adoption expenses for each child that may be applied to taxes due under such business entity's state tax liability, except that only one ten thousand dollar credit is available for each special needs child that is adopted.

  3.  Individuals and business entities may claim a tax credit for their total nonrecurring adoption expenses in each year that the expenses are incurred.  A claim for fifty percent of the credit shall be allowed when the child is placed in the home.  A claim for the remaining fifty percent shall be allowed when the adoption is final.  The total of these tax credits shall not exceed the maximum limit of ten thousand dollars per child.  The cumulative amount of tax credits which may be claimed by taxpayers claiming the credit for nonrecurring adoption expenses in any one fiscal year prior to July 1, 2004, shall not exceed two million dollars.  The cumulative amount of tax credits that may be claimed by taxpayers claiming the credit for nonrecurring adoption expenses shall not be more than two million dollars but may be increased by appropriation in any fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2004.  For all fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 2006, applications to claim the adoption tax credit for special needs children who are residents or wards of residents of this state at the time the adoption is initiated shall be filed between July first and April fifteenth of each fiscal year.

  4.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any individual or business entity may assign, transfer or sell tax credits allowed in this section.  Any sale of tax credits claimed pursuant to this section shall be at a discount rate of seventy-five percent or greater of the amount sold.

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(L. 1987 S.B. 402 § 3, A.L. 1995 H.B. 414, A.L. 1999 H.B. 316, et al., A.L. 2002 S.B. 923, et al., A.L. 2004 H.B. 1453, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1485 merged with S.B. 1229, A.L. 2007 S.B. 86, A.L. 2013 S.B. 20, 15 & 19)

Effective 3-29-13

CROSS REFERENCE:

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


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