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HB 1133 - Tax Credits for Nonprofit Donations - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Tax Credits for Nonprofit Donations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that awards income tax credits to individuals and corporations that donate to nonprofit organizations that provide scholarships to students to attend private schools.

Highlights:
- Authorizes a tax credit of up to a $1,000 for individual taxpayers, and $2,500 for for married couples filing a joint return for donating to qualified student scholarship organizations [sec. 2 (b)]. - Authorizes a tax credit for corporations who donate to qualified student scholarship organizations equal to the amount donated or up to 75 percent of their income tax liability, whichever is less. [sec. 2 (c)]. - Prohibits this credit from exceeding a taxpayer's total income tax liability [sec. 2 (e)]. - Allows any unused credit to be applied towards future tax liability for the next 5 years [sec. 2 (e)]. - Caps the amount of tax credits awarded at $50 million per tax year [sec. 2 (f) (1)]. - Disallows anyone from receiving the tax credit if the donation benefited any of the taxpayer's dependents [sec. 2 (d)]. - Requires that at least 90 percent of the student scholarship organization's annual revenue be used for scholarships and tuition grants [sec. 1 (20-2A-2)]. - Requires taxpayer's who apply for the tax credit to include with their tax return a letter of confirmation issued by the qualified student scholarship organization [sec. 2 (g)]. - This is a substitute bill offered by House Ways and Means Committee.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (92-73) - (Key vote)

Title: Tax Credits for Nonprofit Donations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that awards income tax credits to individuals and corporations that donate to nonprofit organizations that provide scholarships to students to attend private schools.

Highlights:
- Authorizes a tax credit of up to a $1,000 for individual taxpayers, and $2,500 for for married couples filing a joint return for donating to qualified student scholarship organizations [sec. 2 (b)]. - Authorizes a tax credit for corporations who donate to qualified student scholarship organizations equal to the amount donated or up to 75 percent of their income tax liability, whichever is less. [sec. 2 (c)]. - Prohibits this credit from exceeding a taxpayer's total income tax liability [sec. 2 (e)]. - Allows any unused credit to be applied towards future tax liability for the next 5 years [sec. 2 (e)]. - Caps the amount of tax credits awarded at $50 million per tax year [sec. 2 (f) (1)]. - Disallows anyone from receiving the tax credit if the donation benefited any of the taxpayer's dependents [sec. 2 (d)]. - Requires that at least 90 percent of the student scholarship organization's annual revenue be used for scholarships and tuition grants [sec. 1 (20-2A-2)]. - Requires taxpayer's who apply for the tax credit to include with their tax return a letter of confirmation issued by the qualified student scholarship organization [sec. 2 (g)]. - This is a substitute bill offered by House Ways and Means Committee.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Tax Credits for Nonprofit Donations

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