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    Subdivision 1. Businesses must apply. To claim a tax credit under section 469.1732,
subdivision 2
, or 469.1734, subdivision 4 or 5, or an exemption from sales tax under section
469.1734, subdivision 6, a business must apply to the city for a tax credit certificate. As a
condition of its application, the business must agree to furnish information to the city that is
sufficient to verify the eligibility for any credits or other tax reductions claimed. The total amount
of the state tax reductions allowed for the specified period may not exceed the amount of the tax
credit certificates provided by the city to the business. The city must verify the amount of tax
reduction or credits for which each business is eligible.
    Subd. 2. City limitations. (a) Each city may provide tax credit certificates to businesses that
apply and meet the requirements for the tax credit and exemption. The certificates that each
city may provide for the period covered by this section is limited to the amount specified in
this subdivision.
(b) The maximum amount of tax credit certificates each city may issue over the duration of
the program equals the amount of the allocation to the city under section 469.169, subdivision 12.
    Subd. 3. Transfer authority for property tax. (a) A city may elect to use all or part of its
allocation under subdivision 2 to reimburse the city or county or both for property tax reductions
under section 272.0212. To elect this option, the city must notify the commissioner of revenue
by October 1 of each calendar year of the amount of the property tax reductions for which it
seeks reimbursements for taxes payable during the current year and the governmental units to
which the amounts will be paid. The commissioner may require the city to provide information
substantiating the amount of the reductions granted or any other information necessary to
administer this provision. The commissioner shall pay the reimbursements by December 26 of the
taxes payable year. Any amount transferred under this authority reduces the amount of tax credit
certificates available under subdivisions 1 and 2.
(b) The amount elected by the city under paragraph (a) is appropriated to the commissioner
of revenue from the general fund to reimburse the city or county for tax reductions under section
272.0212. The amount appropriated may not exceed the maximum amounts allocated to a city
under subdivision 2, paragraph (b), less the amount of certificates issued by the city under
subdivision 1, and is available until expended.
    Subd. 4. Appropriation; waivers. An amount sufficient to fund any tax reductions under
a waiver made by the commissioner under section 469.169, subdivision 12, paragraph (b), is
appropriated to the commissioner of revenue from the general fund. This appropriation may not
be deducted from the dollar limits under this section or section 469.169 or 469.1734.
History: 1998 c 389 art 12 s 10; 1999 c 243 art 16 s 28; 2005 c 151 art 5 s 42