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Title X TAXATION AND REVENUE

Chapter 135

Effective - 28 Nov 2007, see footnote bottom

  135.478.  Definitions. — As used in sections 135.481 to 135.487, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Department", the department of economic development;

  (2)  "Director", the director of the department of economic development;

  (3)  "Distressed community", as defined in section 135.530;

  (4)  "Eligible costs for a new residence", expenses incurred for property acquisition, development, site preparation other than demolition, surveys, architectural and engineering services and construction and all other necessary and incidental expenses incurred for constructing a new market rate residence, which is or will be owner-occupied, which is not replacing a national register listed or local historic structure; except that, costs paid for by the taxpayer with grants or forgivable loans, other than tax credits, provided pursuant to state or federal governmental programs are ineligible;

  (5)  "Eligible costs for rehabilitation", expenses incurred for the renovation or rehabilitation of an existing residence including site preparation, surveys, architectural and engineering services, construction, modification, expansion, remodeling, structural alteration, replacements and alterations; except that, costs paid for by the taxpayer with grants or forgivable loans other than tax credits provided pursuant to state or federal governmental programs are ineligible;

  (6)  "Eligible residence", a single-family residence forty years of age or older, located in this state and not within a distressed community as defined by section 135.530, which is occupied or intended to be or occupied long-term by the owner or offered for sale at market rate for owner-occupancy and which is either located within a United States census block group which, if in a metropolitan statistical area, has a median household income of less than ninety percent, but greater than or equal to seventy percent of the median household income for the metropolitan statistical area in which the census block group is located, or which, if located within a United States census block group in a nonmetropolitan area, has a median household income of less than ninety percent, but greater than or equal to seventy percent of the median household income for the nonmetropolitan areas in the state;

  (7)  "Flood plain", any land or area susceptible to being inundated by water from any source or located in a one hundred-year flood plain area determined by Federal Emergency Management Agency mapping as subject to flooding;

  (8)  "New residence", a residence constructed on land which if located within a distressed community has either been vacant for at least two years or is or was occupied by a structure which has been condemned by the local entity in which the structure is located or which, if located outside of a distressed community but within a census block group as described in subdivision (6) or (10) of this section, either replaces a residence forty years of age or older demolished for purposes of constructing a replacement residence, or which is constructed on vacant property which has been classified for not less than forty continuous years as residential or utility, commercial, railroad or other real property pursuant to Article X, Section 4(b) of the Missouri Constitution, as defined in section 137.016; except that, no new residence shall be constructed in a flood plain or on property used for agricultural purposes.  In a distressed community, the term "new residence" shall include condominiums, owner-occupied units or other units intended to be owner-occupied in multiple unit structures;

  (9)  "Project", new construction, rehabilitation or substantial rehabilitation of a residence that qualifies for a tax credit pursuant to sections 135.475 to 135.487;

  (10)  "Qualifying residence", a single-family residence, forty years of age or older, located in this state which is occupied or intended to be occupied long-term by the owner or offered for sale at market rate for owner-occupancy and which is located in a metropolitan statistical area or nonmetropolitan statistical area within a United States census block group which has a median household income of less than seventy percent of the median household income for the metropolitan statistical area or nonmetropolitan area, respectively, or which is located within a distressed community.  A qualifying residence shall include a condominium or residence within a multiple residential structure or a structure containing multiple single-family residences which is located within a distressed community;

  (11)  "Substantial rehabilitation", rehabilitation the costs of which exceed fifty percent of either the purchase price or the cost basis of the structure immediately prior to rehabilitation; provided that, the structure is at least fifty years old notwithstanding any provision of sections 135.475 to 135.487 to the contrary;

  (12)  "Tax liability", the tax due pursuant to chapter 143, 147 or 148, other than taxes withheld pursuant to sections 143.191 to 143.265;

  (13)  "Taxpayer", any person, partnership, corporation, trust, limited liability company, or 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.

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(L. 1999 S.B. 20 § 2, A.L. 2007 1st Ex. Sess H.B. 1)

Effective 11-28-07


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