(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Borrower" means any person that receives a loan from the director of development under section 166.21 of the Revised Code, regardless of whether the borrower is subject to the tax imposed by this chapter.
(B) For tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2008, a nonrefundable credit may be claimed under this chapter equal to a borrower's qualified research and development loan payments made during the calendar year immediately preceding the tax period for which the credit is claimed. The amount of the credit for a calendar year shall not exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars. No taxpayer is entitled to claim a credit under this section unless the taxpayer has obtained a certificate issued by the director of development under division (D) of section 166.21 of the Revised Code. The credit shall be claimed in the order required under section 5751.98 of the Revised Code. The credit, to the extent it exceeds the taxpayer's liability for the tax imposed under this chapter for a tax period after allowance for any other credits that precede the credit under this section in that order, may either be carried forward to the next succeeding tax period or periods or be claimed against the tax imposed under section 5747.02 as authorized under section 5747.331 of the Revised Code, but the amount of the excess credit claimed against either tax for any tax period or taxable year shall be deducted from the balance carried forward to the next tax period.
(C) A borrower entitled to a credit under this section may assign the credit, or a portion thereof, to any of the following:
(1) A related member of that borrower;
(2) The owner or lessee of the eligible research and development project;
(3) A related member of the owner or lessee of the eligible research and development project.
A borrower making an assignment under this division shall provide written notice of the assignment to the tax commissioner and the director of development, in such form as the commissioner prescribes, before the credit that was assigned is used. The assignor may not claim the credit to the extent it was assigned to an assignee. The assignee may claim the credit only to the extent the assignor has not claimed it.
(D) If any taxpayer is a partner in a partnership or a member in a limited liability company treated as a partnership for federal income tax purposes, the taxpayer shall be allowed the taxpayer's distributive or proportionate share of the credit available through the partnership or limited liability company.
(E) The aggregate credit against the taxes imposed by this chapter and section 5747.02 of the Revised Code that may be claimed under this section and section 5747.331 of the Revised Code by a borrower as a result of qualified research and development loan payments attributable during a calendar year to any one loan shall not exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 494, §1, eff. 3/23/2015.
Effective Date: 06-30-2005
Related Legislative Provision: See 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 494, §3.