This section applies only for taxable years beginning after December 31, 1996, but beginning prior to January 1, 2003.
(A) As used in this section, "pass-through entity" has the same meaning as in division (O) of section 5733.04 of the Revised Code and includes a sole proprietorship.
(B) A nonrefundable credit is allowed against the tax imposed by section 5747.02 of the Revised Code for a pass-through entity that enters into an agreement with a child day-care center pursuant to this section. Under the terms of the agreement, the entity must make one or more support payments to the day-care center on a periodic basis, and the center must agree to serve a child of an employee of the entity for the period covered by each support payment. The center must be licensed under section 5104.03 of the Revised Code. The amount of the support payment must be set forth in the agreement, and cannot exceed a reasonable charge for a child to attend a day-care center in the vicinity of the entity's worksite. The agreement must specify that an employee has the option of refusing to place the employee's child in a day-care center that receives support payments from the entity.
The amount of the credit equals fifty per cent of the total amount of support payments made by the pass-through entity during the taxable year. The amount of a taxpayer's credit is the taxpayer's proportionate share of the credit distributed by the pass-through entity. The pass-through entity shall not count toward the credit any amount it paid directly or indirectly in connection with a plan or program described in section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code or under section 5747.36 of the Revised Code. The taxpayer shall claim the credit in the order required under section 5747.98 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 06-30-1997