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HB24-1036

Adjusting Certain Tax Expenditures

Concerning the adjustment of certain tax expenditures.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
Fiscal Policy & Taxes
Bill Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy. The bill repeals the following infrequently used tax expenditures:

  • The catastrophic health insurance income tax deduction ( sections 2 and 3 of the bill);
  • The non-resident disaster relief worker income tax subtraction ( sections 4, 5, and 6 );
  • The medical savings account income tax deduction ( sections 7, 8, 9, and 10 );
  • The childcare facility investment income tax credit ( section 11 );
  • The school to career expenses income tax credit ( section 12 );
  • The Colorado works program employer income tax credit ( section 13 );
  • The income tax credit for purchase of uniquely valuable motor vehicle registration numbers ( section 14 );
  • The low-emitting vehicles and commercial vehicles used in interstate commerce sales and use tax exemptions ( sections 15, 16, 17, and 18 );
  • The biotechnology sales and use tax refund ( sections 19 and 20 );
  • The rural broadband equipment sales and use tax refund ( section 21 );
  • The first time home buyer savings account income tax deduction ( sections 22, 23, 24, and 25 );
  • The tangible personal property affixed to aircraft sales and use tax exemption ( section 26 );
  • The non-resident aircraft sales and aircraft parts sales and use tax exemption ( section 27 );
  • The aircraft gasoline and special fuel tax exemption ( section 28 ); and
  • The cigarette and tobacco bad debt tax credit for cigarette and tobacco wholesalers, distributors, and retailers that write off bad cigarette and tobacco tax debts ( sections 29 and 30 ).

The bill also modifies several tax expenditures as follows:

  • Section 31 of the bill eliminates the requirement that the executive director of the department of revenue present the tax profile and expenditure report to the finance committees of the house of representatives and the senate;
  • Section 32 clarifies that the purpose of the college tuition program income tax deduction is to create additional incentives for saving for college tuition not already created by other state or federal law and ends the wildfire mitigation deduction one year earlier than provided for in current law;
  • Section 33 increases the maximum amount of a health-care preceptor income tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000, allows for a maximum of 3 credits per income tax year, and increases the maximum aggregate amount of the credit awarded to any one taxpayer from $1,000 to $6,000 for any income tax year;
  • Currently, the maximum amount a taxpayer may claim for the wildfire hazard mitigation income tax credit is 25% of $2,500 in mitigation costs, for a total tax credit maximum of $625 per income tax year. Section 34 changes the maximum amount a taxpayer may claim for the credit to $1,000 per income tax year for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2025, but prior to January 1, 2028.
  • Section 35 requires a local government and a nonprofit to file an informational tax return as prescribed by the executive director of the department of revenue (informational tax return) rather than a corporate tax return when claiming an alternative transportation options income tax credit;
  • Section 36 requires a local government and a nonprofit to file an informational tax return when claiming a conservation easement income tax credit;
  • Section 37 requires a local government and a nonprofit to file an informational tax return when claiming an income tax credit for environmental remediation of contaminated land;
  • On and after January 1, 2025, section 38 exempts from sales and use tax the sale, storage, usage, or consumption of a modular home;
  • Section 40 states that the purpose of the renewable energy source sales and use tax exemption is to create additional incentives for developing renewable energy projects not already created by other state or federal law;
  • Section 41 repeals detailed required reporting for enterprise zone tax credits; and
  • Sections 39 and 42 make conforming amendments.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. L. Frizell, Rep. M. Weissman
Sen. C. Hansen, Sen. C. Kolker

Sponsor


Sen. L. Liston

Co-sponsor

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