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HF 3072

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/07/2022 04:11pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; individual income; increasing the maximum student loan
credit; increasing the student loan credit income threshold; making the student
loan credit refundable; amending Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section
290.0682, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 290.0682, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Credit allowed.

(a) An eligible individual is allowed a credit against the tax
due under this chapter.

(b) The credit for an eligible individual equals the least of:

(1) eligible loan payments minus ten percent of an amount equal to adjusted gross income
in excess of deleted text begin$10,000deleted text endnew text begin $50,000new text end, but in no case less than zero;

(2) new text begin17 percent of new text endthe earned income for the taxable year of the eligible individual, if any;

(3) the sum of:

(i) the interest portion of eligible loan payments made during the taxable year; and

(ii) ten percent of the original loan amount of all qualified education loans of the eligible
individual; or

(4) deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $5,000new text end.

(c) For a part-year resident, the credit must be allocated based on the percentage calculated
under section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).

(d) In the case of a married couple, each spouse is eligible for the credit in this section.
For the purposes of paragraph (b), for married taxpayers filing joint returns, each spouse's
adjusted gross income equals the spouse's percentage share of the couple's earned income,
multiplied by the couple's combined adjusted gross income.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December
31, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 290.0682, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Credit refundable; appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) If the amount of credit which a claimant
is eligible to receive under this section exceeds the claimant's tax liability under this chapter,
the commissioner shall refund the excess to the claimant.
new text end

new text begin (b) An amount sufficient to pay the refunds required by this section is appropriated to
the commissioner from the general fund.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December
31, 2021.
new text end