2002 Regular Session
To: Ways and Means
By: Representative Morris, Smith (39th), McCoy
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 27-7-22.19, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE JOBS TAX CREDIT AUTHORIZED FOR INTEGRATED SUPPLIERS OF CERTAIN PROJECTS DEVELOPED UNDER THE MISSISSIPPI MAJOR ECONOMIC IMPACT ACT MAY NOT EXCEED FIFTY PERCENT OF THE TAXPAYER'S STATE INCOME TAX LIABILITY THAT IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO INCOME DERIVED FROM OPERATION IN THE STATE FOR A TAX YEAR; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 27-7-22.19, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
27-7-22.19. (1) Integrated suppliers are allowed a job tax credit for taxes imposed by Section 27-7-5 equal to One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) annually for each net new full-time employee for five (5) years from the date the credit commences. The credit shall commence on the date selected by the integrated supplier; provided, however, that the commencement date shall not be more than five (5) years from the date the integrated supplier commences commercial production. For the year in which the commencement date occurs, the number of new full-time jobs shall be determined by using the monthly average number of full-time employees subject to Mississippi income tax withholding. Thereafter, the number of new full-time jobs shall be determined by comparing the monthly average number of full-time employees subject to Mississippi income tax withholding for the taxable year with the corresponding period of the prior taxable year. Only those integrated suppliers that increase employment by twenty (20) or more are eligible for the credit. The credit is not allowed during any of the five (5) years if the net employment increase falls below twenty (20). The State Tax Commission shall adjust the credit allowed each year for the net new employment fluctuations above the minimum level of twenty (20).
(2) Any tax credit claimed under this section but not used in any taxable year may be carried forward for five (5) consecutive years from the close of the tax year in which the credits were earned. The credit that may be utilized each year shall be limited to an amount not greater than fifty percent (50%) of the taxpayer's state income tax liability which is attributable to income derived from operation in the state for that year.
(3) The tax credits provided for in this section shall be in lieu of the tax credits provided for in Section 57-73-21, and any integrated supplier utilizing the tax credit authorized in this section shall not utilize the tax credit authorized in Section 57-73-21.
(4) As used in this section the term "integrated supplier" means a supplier located on the project site which provides goods or services on the project site solely for a project as defined in Section 57-75-5(f)(iv)1.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.