122.172 Manufacturing equipment grant program.

(A) As used in this section, "tax liability" means the tax owed under section 5733.06 or 5747.02 of the Revised Code after allowance of all nonrefundable credits and prior to the allowance of all refundable credits. The tax owed under section 5733.06 of the Revised Code shall take into account any adjustments to such tax required by division (G) of section 5733.01 of the Revised Code that apply prior to allowance of refundable credits.

(B)

(1) The director of development shall administer the manufacturing equipment grant program to provide grants for new manufacturing machinery and equipment qualifying for the grant under section 122.173 of the Revised Code. Except as provided in division (C) of this section, the grants apply to the taxes imposed by sections 5733.06 and 5747.02 of the Revised Code for taxable years ending on or after July 1, 2005.

(2) To claim a grant, a taxpayer satisfying the requirements of section 122.173 of the Revised Code shall complete a grant request form, as prescribed by the director in consultation with the tax commissioner, and shall file the form with the tax return for the taxable year for which the grant is claimed. In no event shall the grant reduce a taxpayer's tax liability below the minimum tax owed for the taxable year. The grant request form shall provide the information required to allow the grant for the taxable year and is subject to audit by the director and the commissioner. Any portion of the grant in excess of the taxpayer's tax liability shall not be refundable but may be carried forward as provided in section 122.173 of the Revised Code. Upon the director's request, the commissioner shall provide completed grant request forms filed under this section to the director in a mutually agreed upon format.

(C) If a taxpayer is required to repay any credit allowed under section 5733.33 or 5747.31 of the Revised Code for a taxable year ending prior to July 1, 2005, for a reason not specified in Chapter 5733. or 5747. of the Revised Code, a grant shall be available for that taxable year under section 122.173 of the Revised Code to the extent provided in that section.

(D) Any tax liability under section 5733.06 or 5747.02 of the Revised Code that is underpaid as the result of an improper claim for a grant under this section may be assessed by the tax commissioner in the manner provided by section 5733.11 or 5747.11 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 06-30-2005