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  173.196.  Business firm may make donation to higher education scholarship donation fund, tax credit — amount of credit, limitations, carry-over, transfer — use of fund — tax credits prohibited, when. — 1.  Any business firm, as defined in section 32.105, may make a donation to the "Missouri Higher Education Scholarship Donation Fund", which is hereby created in the state treasury.  A donating business firm shall receive a tax credit as provided in this section equal to fifty percent of the amount of the donation, except that tax credits shall be awarded each fiscal year in the order donations are received and the amount of tax credits authorized shall total no more than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for each fiscal year.

  2.  The department of revenue shall grant tax credits approved under this section which shall be applied in the order specified in subsection 1 of section 32.115 until used.  The tax credits provided under this section shall be refundable, and any tax credit not used in the fiscal year in which approved may be carried over the next five succeeding calendar or fiscal years until the full credit has been claimed.  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, any tax credits granted under this section may be assigned, transferred, sold, or otherwise conveyed without consent or approval.  Such taxpayer, hereinafter the assignor for purposes of this section, may sell, assign, exchange, or otherwise transfer earned tax credits:

  (1)  For no less than seventy-five percent of the par value of such credits; and

  (2)  In an amount not to exceed one hundred percent of annual earned credits.

  3.  No tax credit authorized under this section may be applied against any tax applied in a tax year beginning prior to January 1, 1995.

  4.  All revenues credited to the fund shall be used, subject to appropriations, to provide scholarships authorized under sections 173.197 to 173.199*, and for no other purpose.

  5.  For all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2005, no tax credits shall be authorized, awarded, or issued to any person or entity claiming any tax credit under this section.


(L. 1994 H.B. 1248 & 1048 § 17, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1099, A.L. 2007 1st Ex. Sess. H.B. 1)

Effective 11-28-07

*Section 173.197 was repealed by S.B.975 & 1024 Revision, 2018.

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