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 equal to fifty per cent of the amount incurred by a pass-through entity during a taxable year to reimburse employees of the pass-through entity for child care expenses. The amount of the credit for a taxable year shall not exceed seven hundred fifty dollars per child.
The pass-through entity shall count toward the credit only reimbursements it pays to or for the benefit of employees for amounts paid by those employees for child care provided to dependents of the employees at child day-care centers licensed under section 5104.03 of the Revised Code. 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 5747.34 of the Revised Code.
The amount of a taxpayer's credit is the taxpayer's proportionate share of the credit distributed by the pass-through entity. The taxpayer shall claim the credit in the order required under section 5747.98 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 06-30-1997; 05-18-2005