Bill Text: HI SB885 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relating To The Low-income Household Renters Credit.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-19 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Belatti, Quinlan, Yamane excused (3). [SB885 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-SB885-Amended.html

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

885

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLD RENTERS CREDIT.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 235-55.7, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:

     "(c)  Each taxpayer [with an adjusted gross income of less than $30,000] who has paid more than $1,000 in rent during the taxable year for which the credit is claimed may claim a maximum tax credit of [$50] $150 multiplied by the number of qualified exemptions to which the taxpayer is entitled as follows:

     (1)  For a taxpayer filing a single return or a married person filing separately:

Adjusted Gross Income             Credit Per Exemption

Not over $18,750                          $150

Over $18,750 but not over $28,125          $100

Over $28,125 but not over $37,500          $50;

     (2)  For a taxpayer filing as a heard of household:

Adjusted Gross Income             Credit Per Exemption

Not over $28,125                          $150

Over $28,125 but not over $42,188          $100

Over $42,188 but not over $56,250        $50; and

     (3)  For a taxpayer filing a joint return under section 235-93 or a surviving spouse:

Adjusted Gross Income             Credit Per Exemption

Not over $37,500                          $150

Over $37,500 but not over $56,250          $100

Over $56,250 but not over $75,000           $50;

provided that each taxpayer sixty-five years of age or over may claim double the tax credit; and provided further that a resident individual who has no income or no income taxable under this chapter may also claim the tax credit as set forth in this section."

     SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050, and shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2019.


 


 

Report Title:

Income Tax Credit; Low-income Household Renters Credit

 

Description:

Increases the maximum value of the low-income household renters credit to $150 per qualified exemption for households.  Adjusts and provides income threshold tiers for based on filing status.  (SB885 HD1)

 

 

 

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