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Rural & Frontier Health Care Preceptor Tax Credit

Concerning the creation of a credit against the state income tax for rural primary care preceptors training students matriculating at Colorado institutions of higher education.
2016 Regular Session
Fiscal Policy & Taxes
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

For income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2017, but prior to January 1, 2020, the act offers an income tax credit in the amount of $1,000 to a health care professional who provides a preceptorship during the applicable income tax year. A preceptorship is defined as an uncompensated mentoring experience in which a preceptor provides a program of personalized instruction, training, and supervision for a total of not less than 4 weeks per calendar year that is offered to an eligible graduate student to enable the student to obtain an eligible professional degree.

The credit is available to a taxpayer who:
  • Is licensed to practice one of a number of primary health care fields of medicine; and
  • Practiced his or her primary health care field of medicine in a rural or frontier area during the portion of the income tax year for which the preceptor is claiming the tax credit.

The act caps the number of preceptors that may claim the tax credit for any one income tax year at 200.

The act specifies the manner in which the taxpayer is required to apply for the credit and procedures to be followed if a preceptor fails to satisfy the requirements of the act for a particular tax year.

If the amount of the credit allowed exceeds the amount of the income tax otherwise due, the act allows the balance to be carried forward and applied against the income tax due in each of the 5 succeeding income tax years.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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