Report Title:

Tax Credit; Employers That Hire Members of the National Guard

Description:

Establishes a 5% income tax credit for employers that hire members of the national guard. Establishes that the maximum tax credit per national guard/employee shall be $1,000.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1903

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to taxation.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Chapter 235, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"235-   Employment of national guard members income tax credit. (a) There shall be allowed to each taxpayer subject to the tax imposed by this chapter an employment of national guard members income tax credit. The amount of the credit shall be equal to five per cent of a qualified employee's salary or wage costs paid or incurred by the employer during the taxable year; provided that the maximum credit claimed against the employer's gross income tax liability for a taxable year shall be $1,000 per qualified employee. The tax credit may be applied against the employer's gross income tax liability for each taxable year the employer employs a member of the national guard.

(b) No credit or deduction shall be allowed under any other provision of this chapter for any amount for which a credit is allowed under this section.

(c) If the tax credit claimed by the taxpayer under this section exceeds the amount of the income tax payments due from the taxpayer, the excess of credit over payments due shall be refunded to the taxpayer; provided that the tax credit properly claimed by a taxpayer who has no income tax liability shall be paid to the taxpayer; and provided that no refunds or payments on account of the tax credit allowed by this section shall be made for amounts less than $1.

(d) The director of taxation shall prepare any forms that may be necessary to claim a credit under this section, may require proof of the claim for the tax credit, and may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91.

(e) All of the provisions relating to assessments and refunds under this chapter and under section 231-23(c)(1) shall apply to the tax credit under this section.

(f) Claims for the tax credit under this section, including any amended claims, shall be filed on or before the end of the twelfth month following the taxable year for which the credit may be claimed.

(g) For the purposes of this section, "qualified employee" means an employee that is a member of the national guard during the taxable year in which the credit under this section is being claimed."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act, upon its approval, shall apply to the taxable years beginning after December 31, 2003.

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