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      RS 47:6013     


§6013. Tax credits for donations made to public schools

            A. There shall be allowed a credit against the corporate income tax and the corporation franchise tax for qualified donations made to a public school. The credit shall be an amount equal to twenty-eight percent of the appraised value of the qualified donation. Any such credit shall be taken as a credit against the corporate income or corporation franchise tax for the taxable year in which the donation is made. The total of all such credits taken in a taxable year shall not exceed the total tax liability for that taxable year.

            B. For purposes of this Section the following words have the following meanings:

            (1) "Corporation" means any business entity authorized to do business in the state of Louisiana and subject to the state corporate income tax.

            (2) "Public school" means a public elementary or secondary school.

            (3) "Qualified donation" means a donation of immovable property purchased or otherwise acquired by a corporation and donated to a public school immediately adjacent or contiguous to such property.

            C. The secretary of the Department of Revenue shall promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Section.

            D. Commencing no later than January 31, 2016, the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs shall review the credit authorized pursuant to the provisions of this Section to determine if the economic benefit provided by such credit outweighs the loss of revenue realized by the state as a result of awarding such credit. The House and Senate committees shall make a specific recommendation no later than March 1, 2017, to either continue the credit or to terminate the credit.

            Acts 1998, No. 51, §1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 2015, No. 125, §2, eff. July 1, 2015; Acts 2015, No. 357, §1, eff. June 29, 2015; Acts 2016, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 29, §2; Acts 2017, No. 400, §§2, 4, eff. June 26, 2017.

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