(A) As used in this section, "certificate owner" has the same meaning as in section 149.311 of the Revised Code.
(B) There is allowed a refundable credit against the tax imposed under section 5733.06 of the Revised Code for a taxpayer that is a certificate owner of a rehabilitation tax credit certificate issued under section 149.311 of the Revised Code. The credit shall equal twenty-five per cent of the dollar amount indicated on the certificate, but shall not exceed five million dollars. The credit shall be claimed for the tax year specified in the certificate and in the order required under section 5733.98 of the Revised Code. For purposes of making tax payments under this chapter, taxes equal to the amount of the refundable credit shall be considered to be paid to the state on the first day of the tax year.
(C) A taxpayer claiming a credit under this section shall retain the rehabilitation tax credit certificate for four years following the end of the tax year to which the credit was applied, and shall make the certificate available for inspection by the tax commissioner upon the request of the tax commissioner during that period.
(D) If, pursuant to division (G) of section 5733.01 of the Revised Code, a taxpayer no longer pays a tax under this chapter, the taxpayer may nonetheless file an annual report under section 5733.02 of the Revised Code and claim the refundable credit authorized by this section. Nothing in this division allows a taxpayer to claim the credit under this section more than once.
(E) Nothing in this section limits or disallows pass-through treatment of the credit if the certificate owner is a pass-through entity. If the certificate owner is a pass-through entity, the amount of the credit allowed for the entity shall not exceed five million dollars, and the credit may be allocated among the entity's equity owners in proportion to their ownership interests or in such proportions or amounts as the equity owners mutually agree.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 04-04-2007; 2008 HB554 06-12-2008
Related Legislative Provision: See 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §803.20.