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CHAPTER 1--H.F.No. 8
An act
relating to taxation; conforming certain income, franchise, and property
tax refund provisions for tax year 2006 to the federal teacher expense deduction,
tuition subtraction, and other provisions of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of
2006, the Heroes Earned Retirement Opportunity Act, and the Pension Protection
Plan of 2006;amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 290.01, subdivisions
19, 19b, 31; 290A.03, subdivision 15.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.01, subdivision 19, is amended to read:
    Subd. 19. Net income. The term "net income" means the federal taxable income,
as defined in section 63 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through the
date named in this subdivision, incorporating the federal effective dates of changes to the
Internal Revenue Code and any elections made by the taxpayer in accordance with the
Internal Revenue Code in determining federal taxable income for federal income tax
purposes, and with the modifications provided in subdivisions 19a to 19f.
In the case of a regulated investment company or a fund thereof, as defined in section
851(a) or 851(g) of the Internal Revenue Code, federal taxable income means investment
company taxable income as defined in section 852(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code,
except that:
(1) the exclusion of net capital gain provided in section 852(b)(2)(A) of the Internal
Revenue Code does not apply;
(2) the deduction for dividends paid under section 852(b)(2)(D) of the Internal
Revenue Code must be applied by allowing a deduction for capital gain dividends and
exempt-interest dividends as defined in sections 852(b)(3)(C) and 852(b)(5) of the Internal
Revenue Code; and
(3) the deduction for dividends paid must also be applied in the amount of any
undistributed capital gains which the regulated investment company elects to have treated
as provided in section 852(b)(3)(D) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The net income of a real estate investment trust as defined and limited by section
856(a), (b), and (c) of the Internal Revenue Code means the real estate investment trust
taxable income as defined in section 857(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The net income of a designated settlement fund as defined in section 468B(d) of
the Internal Revenue Code means the gross income as defined in section 468B(b) of the
Internal Revenue Code.
The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through May 18, 2006, shall be in
effect for taxable years beginning after December 31, 1996, and before January 1, 2006,
and for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006. The Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended through December 31, 2006, is in effect for taxable years beginning
after December 31, 2005, and before January 1, 2007.
Except as otherwise provided, references to the Internal Revenue Code in
subdivisions 19 to 19f mean the code in effect for purposes of determining net income for
the applicable year.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day after final enactment.

    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.01, subdivision 19b, is amended to read:
    Subd. 19b. Subtractions from federal taxable income. For individuals, estates,
and trusts, there shall be subtracted from federal taxable income:
    (1) net interest income on obligations of any authority, commission, or
instrumentality of the United States to the extent includable in taxable income for federal
income tax purposes but exempt from state income tax under the laws of the United States;
    (2) if included in federal taxable income, the amount of any overpayment of income
tax to Minnesota or to any other state, for any previous taxable year, whether the amount
is received as a refund or as a credit to another taxable year's income tax liability;
    (3) the amount paid to others, less the amount used to claim the credit allowed under
section 290.0674, not to exceed $1,625 for each qualifying child in grades kindergarten
to 6 and $2,500 for each qualifying child in grades 7 to 12, for tuition, textbooks, and
transportation of each qualifying child in attending an elementary or secondary school
situated in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Wisconsin, wherein a
resident of this state may legally fulfill the state's compulsory attendance laws, which
is not operated for profit, and which adheres to the provisions of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964 and chapter 363A. For the purposes of this clause, "tuition" includes fees or
tuition as defined in section 290.0674, subdivision 1, clause (1). As used in this clause,
"textbooks" includes books and other instructional materials and equipment purchased
or leased for use in elementary and secondary schools in teaching only those subjects
legally and commonly taught in public elementary and secondary schools in this state.
Equipment expenses qualifying for deduction includes expenses as defined and limited in
section 290.0674, subdivision 1, clause (3). "Textbooks" does not include instructional
books and materials used in the teaching of religious tenets, doctrines, or worship, the
purpose of which is to instill such tenets, doctrines, or worship, nor does it include books
or materials for, or transportation to, extracurricular activities including sporting events,
musical or dramatic events, speech activities, driver's education, or similar programs. For
purposes of the subtraction provided by this clause, "qualifying child" has the meaning
given in section 32(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
    (4) income as provided under section 290.0802;
    (5) to the extent included in federal adjusted gross income, income realized on
disposition of property exempt from tax under section 290.491;
    (6) to the extent not deducted or not deductible pursuant to section 408(d)(8)(E)
of the Internal Revenue Code in determining federal taxable income by an individual
who does not itemize deductions for federal income tax purposes for the taxable year, an
amount equal to 50 percent of the excess of charitable contributions over $500 allowable
as a deduction for the taxable year under section 170(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and
under the provisions of Public Law 109-1;
    (7) for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2008, the amount of the federal
small ethanol producer credit allowed under section 40(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
which is included in gross income under section 87 of the Internal Revenue Code;
    (8) for individuals who are allowed a federal foreign tax credit for taxes that do not
qualify for a credit under section 290.06, subdivision 22, an amount equal to the carryover
of subnational foreign taxes for the taxable year, but not to exceed the total subnational
foreign taxes reported in claiming the foreign tax credit. For purposes of this clause,
"federal foreign tax credit" means the credit allowed under section 27 of the Internal
Revenue Code, and "carryover of subnational foreign taxes" equals the carryover allowed
under section 904(c) of the Internal Revenue Code minus national level foreign taxes to
the extent they exceed the federal foreign tax credit;
    (9) in each of the five tax years immediately following the tax year in which an
addition is required under subdivision 19a, clause (7), or 19c, clause (15), in the case
of a shareholder of a corporation that is an S corporation, an amount equal to one-fifth
of the delayed depreciation. For purposes of this clause, "delayed depreciation" means
the amount of the addition made by the taxpayer under subdivision 19a, clause (7), or
subdivision 19c, clause (15), in the case of a shareholder of an S corporation, minus the
positive value of any net operating loss under section 172 of the Internal Revenue Code
generated for the tax year of the addition. The resulting delayed depreciation cannot be
less than zero;
    (10) job opportunity building zone income as provided under section 469.316;
    (11) the amount of compensation paid to members of the Minnesota National Guard
or other reserve components of the United States military for active service performed
in Minnesota, excluding compensation for services performed under the Active Guard
Reserve (AGR) program. For purposes of this clause, "active service" means (i) state
active service as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5a, clause (1); (ii) federally
funded state active service as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5b; or (iii) federal
active service as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5c, but "active service" excludes
services performed exclusively for purposes of basic combat training, advanced individual
training, annual training, and periodic inactive duty training; special training periodically
made available to reserve members; and service performed in accordance with section
190.08, subdivision 3;
    (12) the amount of compensation paid to Minnesota residents who are members
of the armed forces of the United States or United Nations for active duty performed
outside Minnesota;
    (13) an amount, not to exceed $10,000, equal to qualified expenses related to a
qualified donor's donation, while living, of one or more of the qualified donor's organs
to another person for human organ transplantation. For purposes of this clause, "organ"
means all or part of an individual's liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine, lung, or bone marrow;
"human organ transplantation" means the medical procedure by which transfer of a human
organ is made from the body of one person to the body of another person; "qualified
expenses" means unreimbursed expenses for both the individual and the qualified donor
for (i) travel, (ii) lodging, and (iii) lost wages net of sick pay, except that such expenses
may be subtracted under this clause only once; and "qualified donor" means the individual
or the individual's dependent, as defined in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code. An
individual may claim the subtraction in this clause for each instance of organ donation for
transplantation during the taxable year in which the qualified expenses occur;
    (14) in each of the five tax years immediately following the tax year in which an
addition is required under subdivision 19a, clause (8), or 19c, clause (16), in the case of a
shareholder of a corporation that is an S corporation, an amount equal to one-fifth of the
addition made by the taxpayer under subdivision 19a, clause (8), or 19c, clause (16), in the
case of a shareholder of a corporation that is an S corporation, minus the positive value of
any net operating loss under section 172 of the Internal Revenue Code generated for the
tax year of the addition. If the net operating loss exceeds the addition for the tax year, a
subtraction is not allowed under this clause;
    (15) to the extent included in federal taxable income, compensation paid to a
nonresident who is a service member as defined in United States Code, title 10, section
101(a)(5), for military service as defined in the Service Member Civil Relief Act, Public
Law 108-189, section 101(2); and
    (16) international economic development zone income as provided under section
469.325.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for taxable years beginning after
December 31, 2005.

    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290.01, subdivision 31, is amended to read:
    Subd. 31. Internal Revenue Code. Unless specifically defined otherwise, for
taxable years beginning before January 1, 2006, and after December 31, 2006, "Internal
Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through May 18,
2006; and for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2005, and before January 1,
2007, "Internal Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended
through December 31, 2006.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day after final enactment except
the changes incorporated by federal changes are effective at the same time as the changes
were effective for federal purposes.

    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 290A.03, subdivision 15, is amended to read:
    Subd. 15. Internal Revenue Code. For taxable years beginning before January 1,
2006, and after December 31, 2006, "Internal Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986, as amended through May 18, 2006; and for taxable years beginning after
December 31, 2005, and before January 1, 2007, "Internal Revenue Code" means the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through December 31, 2006.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for property tax refunds based on
property taxes payable on or after December 31, 2006, and rent paid on or after December
31, 2005.
Presented to the governor January 29, 2007
Signed by the governor January 30, 2007, 2:40 p.m.

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