As used in this section, "displaced worker" means an individual who has lost or left his job due to the closing or moving of the facility at which he was employed or the abolishment of his position or shift at that facility and who has not obtained another job at which he works more than twenty hours a week.
A nonrefundable credit is allowed against the tax imposed under section 5747.02 of the Revised Code for a displaced worker who pays for job training to enhance his ability to get a new job. The amount of the credit equals the lesser of five hundred dollars or fifty per cent of the amount paid for job training during the twelve-month period beginning when he loses or leaves his job and becomes displaced. However, if the worker receives reimbursement for his job training expenses from any source, the amount of the credit equals the lesser of five hundred dollars or fifty per cent of the amount obtained by subtracting the reimbursement from the amount paid for job training during that twelve-month period. The credit shall be claimed for the taxable year in which the worker pays for the job training. If the twelve-month period after he loses or leaves his job extends over two taxable years and the worker pays for job training in both those taxable years, the worker may claim the credit for both those taxable years, but the aggregate amount claimed shall not exceed five hundred dollars. The worker shall claim the credit in the order required under section 5747.98 of the Revised Code. The credit for a taxable year shall not exceed the worker's tax liability for that year after allowing for any other credit that precedes the credit under this section in that order.
Effective Date: 07-22-1994