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SF 1639

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/28/2019 08:18am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; income; modifying the historic structure rehabilitation credit;
clarifying the allowance and assignment of the credit; making the credit permanent;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 290.0681, subdivisions 2, 4; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 290.0681, subdivision 10.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 290.0681, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Credit or grant allowed; certified historic structure.

(a) A credit is allowed
against the tax imposed under this chapter equal to not more than 100 percent of the credit
allowed under section 47(a)deleted text begin(2)deleted text end of the Internal Revenue Code for a project.new text begin Notwithstanding
the provisions of section 47(a) of the Internal Revenue Code that require the federal credit
to be allocated ratably over a five-year period, the full amount of the credit under this section
is allowed in the taxable year in which the qualified rehabilitated building is placed in
service.
new text end To qualify for the credit:

(1) the project must receive Part 3 certification and be placed in service during the taxable
year; and

(2) the taxpayer must be allowed the federal credit and be issued a credit certificate for
the taxable year as provided in subdivision 4.

(b) The commissioner of administration may pay a grant in lieu of the credit. The grant
equals 90 percent of the credit that would be allowed for the project.

(c) In lieu of the credit under paragraph (a), an insurance company may claim a credit
against the insurance premiums tax imposed under chapter 297I.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December
31, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 290.0681, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Credit certificates; grants.

(a)(1) The developer of a project for which the
office has issued an allocation certificate must notify the office when the project is placed
in service. Upon verifying that the project has been placed in service, and was allowed a
federal credit, the office must issue a credit certificate to the taxpayer designated in the
application or must issue a grant to the recipient designated in the application. The credit
certificate must state the amount of the credit.

(2) The credit amount equals the federal credit allowed for the project.

(3) The grant amount equals 90 percent of the federal credit allowed for the project.

(b) The recipient of a credit certificatenew text begin, and any subsequent assignee of the credit
certificate,
new text end may assign the certificate to another taxpayer, which is then allowed the credit
under this section or section 297I.20, subdivision 3. An assignment is not valid unless the
assignee notifies the commissioner within 30 days of the date that the assignment is made.
The commissioner shall prescribe the forms necessary for notifying the commissioner of
the assignment of a credit certificate and for claiming a credit by assignment.

(c) Credits passed through to partners, members, shareholders, or owners pursuant to
subdivision 5 are not an assignment of a credit certificate under this subdivision.

(d) A grant agreement between the office and the recipient of a grant may allow the
grant to be issued to another individual or entity.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December
31, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 290.0681, subdivision 10, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-3541

290.0681 CREDIT FOR HISTORIC STRUCTURE REHABILITATION.

Subd. 10.

Sunset.

This section expires after fiscal year 2021, except that the office's authority to issue credit certificates under subdivision 4 based on allocation certificates that were issued before fiscal year 2022 remains in effect through 2024, and the reporting requirements in subdivision 9 remain in effect through the year following the year in which all allocation certificates have either been canceled or resulted in issuance of credit certificates, or 2025, whichever is earlier.