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The DC Code: § 47-1806.11 Tax on residents and nonresidents--Credits--energy conservation credit. [Repealed]

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)

Historical and Statutory

Temporary Addition of Section Section 2(b) of D.C. Law 17-384 added a section to read as follows: "§ 47-1806.12. Tax credit for hiring qualified veterans. "(a) For the purposes of this section, the term: "(1) 'Armed Forces' shall include any branch of the United States Military, including the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or any National Guard or reserve deployment lasting 6 continuous months or longer. "(2) 'Qualified veteran' means an individual subject to the District's personal income tax who: "(A) Has previously served in a branch of the Armed Forces and who was honorably or generally discharged; "(B) Is not currently employed in a facility owned or operated by the District business with an exemption under § 47-4605; "(C) Is hired to fill a position of indefinite duration consisting of a minimum of 35 hours per week for not less than 48 weeks per year; "(D) Is hired within 5 years after being discharged from the Armed Forces or within 2 years of a continuous 6-month National Guard deployment; "(E) Is a District resident at the time of hiring and maintains District residency for the duration of the 2-year tax credit period; and "(F) Is not currently employed in a facility owned or operated by the District business seeking the tax credit under this section. "(b) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2009, an employer shall be allowed a credit against the tax imposed by § 47-1806.03 in an amount equal to 10% of the wages paid by the employer to a qualified veteran during the first 24 calendar months in which the employer employs the qualified veteran. The credit under this section shall not exceed $5,000 in the aggregate for each qualified veteran who is employed. "(c) The maximum annual credit allowed under this section shall not exceed the lesser of: "(1) Ten percent of the wages paid to a qualified veteran during the tax year in which the credit is claimed; "(2) The total income taxes imposed on the business during the tax year in which the credit is sought; or "(3) A total of $2,500 for each qualified veteran. "(d) The credit under subsection (b) of this section shall not be valid: "(1) For any wages paid in a calendar month in which the employer has not employed the qualified veteran for at least 90 hours; "(2) If the employer pays the qualified veteran less than the greater of the legal minimum wage or the wage the employer pays other employees in similar jobs; "(3) If the employer accords the qualified veteran lesser benefits or rights than the employer accords other employees in similar jobs; "(4) If the qualified veteran was employed as the result of the displacement, other than for cause, of another employee, or as the result of a strike or lockout, a layoff in which other employees are awaiting recall, or a reduction of the regular wages, benefits, or rights of other employees in similar jobs; "(5) If the employer does not meet, with respect to the employment of the qualified veteran, all federal and District laws and regulations, including those concerning health, safety, child labor, work/hour, and equal employment opportunity; "(6) If the qualified veteran is a member of the board of directors of the business, directly or indirectly owns a majority of its stock, or is related to a member of the board of directors or a majority stockholder as a spouse or as any relative listed in the definition of dependent in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 without regard to source of income; or "(7) If the qualified veteran moves his or her residence outside the District of Columbia during the 24-month period.". Section 5(b) of D.C. Law 17-384 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2(b) of Employment of Returning Veteran's Tax Credit Emergency Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-654, January 6, 2009, 56 DCR 933). Legislative History of Laws Law 16-97, the "Residential Energy Conservation Tax Credit Illegal Dumping Enforcement Amendment Act of 2005", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-461 which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue.  The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on January 4, 2006, and February 7, 2006, respectively.  Signed by the Mayor on February 27, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-292 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.   D.C. Law 16-97 became effective on May 12, 2006. For Law 16-294, see notes following § 47-1803.02. Miscellaneous Notes Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-97 provides that section 2 shall apply as of January 1, 2006. DC CODE § 47-1806.11 Current through December 11, 2012


(May 12, 2006, D.C. Law 16-97, § 2, 53 DCR 1663; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-294, § 18(b), 54 DCR 1086.)