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HF 1303

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/25/2021 05:50pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/18/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; property; establishing a credit to reimburse landlords for unpaid
rent during the peacetime emergency; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginRENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR UNPAID RENT; PEACETIME
EMERGENCY.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose; landlord rental credit. new text end

new text begin The purpose of this section is to provide
income tax relief to landlords for months in which a landlord could not bring an eviction
action against a tenant for nonpayment of rent during the peacetime emergency declared in
Executive Order 20-01 and established by the eviction moratorium in Executive Order 20-79
and any similar federal eviction suspension impacting Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given them.
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new text begin (b) "Eligible landlord" means a landlord who has property where, during the peacetime
emergency:
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new text begin (1) a tenant has not paid rent agreed upon in the lease or other written agreement; or
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new text begin (2) a tenant vacated the property during the peacetime emergency and has not paid rent
that was past due to the landlord.
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new text begin (c) "Eligible year" means any year in which a landlord could not bring an eviction action
against a tenant for nonpayment of rent due to a peacetime emergency.
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new text begin (d) "Landlord" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 504B.001,
subdivision 7.
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new text begin (e) "Peacetime emergency" means the emergency declared under Executive Order 20-01,
as amended by Executive Order 20-14, 20-73, and 20-79 and any other subsequent executive
order, and any similar federal eviction suspension based on COVID-19 that applied to
Minnesota.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Credit amount; appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) An eligible landlord may take a credit
against the tax due under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290. The credit equals 65 percent of
the total amount of rent not paid in an eligible year.
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new text begin (b) If the amount of credit that the eligible landlord is entitled to receive under this
section exceeds the eligible landlord's tax liability under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290,
the commissioner of revenue shall refund the excess to the eligible landlord.
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new text begin (c) An amount necessary to pay the claims for the refund provided in this section is
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of revenue.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin (a) To receive the credit, an eligible landlord must apply to the
commissioner of revenue. The landlord must certify the amount of the credit to the
commissioner. The commissioner must prescribe the form and manner to certify and apply
for the credit.
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new text begin (b) Minnesota Statutes, chapters 270C, 289A, and 290, apply to the credit under this
section.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Partnerships; multiple owners. new text end

new text begin Credits granted to a partnership, a limited
liability company taxed as a partnership, an S corporation, or multiple owners of property
are passed through to the partners, members, shareholders, or owners, respectively, pro rata
to each partner, member, shareholder, or owner based on their share of the entity's assets
or as specially allocated in their organizational documents or any other executed agreement
as of the last day of the taxable year.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively for
taxable years beginning after December 31, 2019, and before January 1, 2022, and applies
to months of unpaid rent owed during the peacetime emergency and eviction moratorium
in 2020 and 2021.
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