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Continuation Of Child Care Contribution Tax Credit

Concerning the income tax credit for a qualifying contribution to promote child care in the state, and, in connection therewith, continuing the credit for three years, requiring the department of revenue to develop recommendations for the expansion of the types of contributions that qualify for the credit, and making an appropriation.
2023 Regular Session
Fiscal Policy & Taxes
Bill Summary

A taxpayer who makes a monetary contribution to promote child care in the state is allowed an income tax credit that is equal to 50% of the total value of the contribution. This exemption is currently available for income tax years that commence prior to January 1, 2025. The bill extends the credit for 3 years. and increases the types of contributions that qualify for the tax credit to include in-kind donations of real property, which include the value of leasing real property below market value, to promote child care.

The bill adds a statutory legislative declaration to comply with an existing statutory requirement that any bill that extends a tax expenditure include a statutory legislative declaration. The bill also requires the department of revenue to consult with the early childhood leadership commission, the public-private collaboration unit in the department of personnel, and the department of early childhood to develop recommendations for measuring the effectiveness of the tax credit and recommendations for improving and expanding the tax credit. Finally , the bill also requires the state auditor to prepare the tax expenditure evaluation report for the credit that is periodically required by current law in the income tax year commencing January 1, 2026.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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