HB16-1065

HB16-1065 - Income Tax Credit For Home Health Care

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning The Creation Of An Income Tax Credit For Home Health Care.

The bill creates an income tax credit to assist a qualifying senior with seeking health care in his or her home. In the first 2-years, the tax credit is for a percentage of the costs incurred by the qualifying senior for home modifications in each income tax year. In the next 2-years, the tax credit is for a percentage of the costs incurred by the qualifying senior for home modifications or home health care services in each income tax year. In the following 2-years, the tax credit is for a percentage of the costs incurred by the qualifying senior for home modifications, home health care services, durable medical equipment, or telehealth equipment in each income tax year. In each year the income tax credit is subject to a maximum amount.

The bill also specifies that if the revenue estimate prepared by the staff of the legislative council in December 2015 and each December thereafter indicates that the amount of the total general fund revenues, including the impact of the tax credit allowed in this bill and including the impact of any other tax expenditures that have the same trigger, for that particular fiscal year will not be sufficient to grow the total state general fund appropriations by 6% over such appropriations for the previous fiscal year, then the credit is not allowed for any income tax year commencing during the calendar year following the year in which the estimate is prepared; except that any taxpayer who would have been eligible to claim a credit in the income tax year in which the credit is not allowed is allowed to claim the credit earned in such income tax year in the next income tax year in which the estimate indicates that the amount of the total general fund revenues will be sufficient to grow the total state general fund appropriations by 6% over such appropriations for the previous fiscal year.

Latest update: February 24, 2016
02/24/2016 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
01/28/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment + Finance