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SF 1842

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to taxes; individual income; providing a credit for senior independent
living personal technology; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 290.


Section 1.

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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
have the meanings given.
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new text begin (b) "Personal technology" means an item or device that is used to maintain or
improve the independence of a qualified individual who is elderly, and which allows that
individual to continue to reside in the community. Personal technology includes: telehealth
devices; wireless and broadband devices; diagnostic monitoring tools; sensor networks;
medication reminders; adaptive switches; telephone amplifiers and other communication
equipment; telemonitoring devices; telecaption decoders and other sensory enhancements;
and other adaptive devices approved by the commissioner of human services.
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new text begin (c) "Qualified individual" means the taxpayer or the taxpayer's spouse.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Credit. new text end

new text begin An individual is allowed a credit against the tax imposed by
this chapter equal to 25 percent of the amount paid during the tax year for the purchase,
installation, use, and maintenance of personal technology for use by a qualified individual.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Limitations. new text end

new text begin For claimants with income not greater than $150,000 for
married couples filing a joint return and $75,000 for all other filers, the maximum total
credit allowed per year is $1,000 for married couples filing joint returns and $500 for
all other filers. For a nonresident or part-year resident, the credit determined under
this section must be allocated based on the percentage calculated under section new text begin290.06,
subdivision 2c
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, paragraph (e).
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for tax years beginning after
December 31, 2006.
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