Bill Text: IA SF103 | 2019-2020 | 88th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the transfer of investment tax credits issued to housing businesses under the enterprise zone program, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions. (See SF 606.)

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-27 - Reported out of committee as SF 606. S.J. 776. [SF103 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2019-SF103-Introduced.html
Senate File 103 - Introduced SENATE FILE 103 BY GREENE A BILL FOR An Act relating to the transfer of investment tax credits 1 issued to housing businesses under the enterprise zone 2 program, and including effective date and retroactive 3 applicability provisions. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 1907XS (3) 88 ko/jh
S.F. 103 Section 1. 2014 Iowa Acts, chapter 1130, section 27, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 SEC. 27. INVESTMENT TAX CREDITS ISSUED TO ELIGIBLE 3 HOUSING BUSINESSES UNDER THE ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM —— 4 TRANSFERABILITY. Notwithstanding the requirement in section 5 15E.193B, subsection 8, Code 2014 , that not more than three 6 million dollars worth of tax credits for housing developments 7 located in a brownfield site or a blighted area shall be 8 eligible for transfer in a calendar year unless the eligible 9 housing business is also eligible for low-income housing tax 10 credits authorized under section 42 of the Internal Revenue 11 Code, and notwithstanding the requirement in section 15E.193B, 12 subsection 8, Code 2014 , that the economic development 13 authority shall not approve more than one million five hundred 14 thousand dollars in tax credit certificates for transfer to 15 any one eligible housing business located on a brownfield 16 site or in a blighted area in a calendar year, all investment 17 tax credits determined under section 15E.193B, subsection 6 , 18 paragraph “a”, Code 2014, for housing developments located on 19 a brownfield site or in a blighted area may be approved by the 20 economic development authority for transfer in calendar year 21 2014, or any subsequent calendar year, provided the eligible 22 housing business was awarded the investment tax credit before 23 the effective date of this section of this division of this Act 24 and notifies the economic development authority, in writing, 25 before July 1, 2014, of its intent to transfer such tax 26 credits, or provided the eligible housing business was awarded 27 the investment tax credit before July 1, 2015, for a housing 28 development located in a blighted area and in a county with 29 a total population of less than fifty thousand as determined 30 by the most recent federal decennial census, and submits a 31 written request to the economic development authority before 32 October 31, 2017, for approval to transfer such tax credits 33 and provided the eligible housing business and the related 34 housing development meet all other applicable requirements 35 -1- LSB 1907XS (3) 88 ko/jh 1/ 2
S.F. 103 under section 15E.193B, Code 2014 . Notwithstanding any other 1 provision of law to the contrary, a tax credit transferred 2 pursuant to this section shall not be claimed by a transferee 3 prior to January 1, 2016. 4 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate 5 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 6 Sec. 3. RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY. This Act applies 7 retroactively to May 30, 2014. 8 EXPLANATION 9 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 10 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 11 This bill relates to the transfer of investment tax credits 12 issued to housing businesses under the enterprise zone program. 13 Under current law, the economic development authority 14 can approve a transfer of an investment tax credit awarded 15 to a housing business under the enterprise zone program if 16 an eligible business was awarded the tax credit before May 17 30, 2014, and notified the authority before July 1, 2014, of 18 its intent to transfer the tax credit. The bill allows the 19 authority to also approve the transfer of tax credits that 20 were awarded to an eligible housing business before July 1, 21 2015, for a housing development in a blighted area in a county 22 with a population of less than 50,000, if the housing business 23 submitted a request for approval to the authority before 24 October 31, 2017. 25 The bill is effective upon enactment and is retroactive to 26 May 30, 2014. 27 -2- LSB 1907XS (3) 88 ko/jh 2/ 2
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