senate Bill S3772

Increases long-term care insurance credit

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  • 03 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Summary

Increases long-term care insurance credit from 20% to 35%.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3772
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S3789

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BILL NUMBER:S3772

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the tax law, in relation to increasing long-term care insurance
credits

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends the tax law to provide that
residents of the state shall be entitled to a credit equal to
thirty-five percent of the premium paid for long-term care insurance.

Section 1 - amends subsection (aa) of section 606 of the Tax Law to
provide that the credit allowable under the subsection shall be
thirty-five percent of the premium paid during the taxable year for
long-term care insurance.

Section 2 - provides that this act shall take effect immediately and
shall apply to taxable years beginning on or after the first of
January next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION:
Long term care is an ever-growing component
of the cost of Medicaid in New York State. It is important to
encourage citizens to make arrangements to cover the cost of nursing
home care through long-term care insurance, both to protect their
assets from the high cost of such care, and to control the cost to
the state for such care. This bill will give greater encouragement
for taxpayers to obtain and maintain long-term care insurance.

EXISTING LAW:
Currently, twenty percent of the cost of long term care
insurance is allowed as a credit against state income taxes.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.3789/A.10598 - Investigation/Ways & Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately, with provisions.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3772

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, JOHNSON, LARKIN,
  LAVALLE, MAZIARZ, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend the tax law, in relation to increasing long-term care
  insurance credits

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph  1 of subsection (aa) of section 606 of the tax
law, as amended by section 1 of part P of chapter  61  of  the  laws  of
2005, is amended to read as follows:
  (1)  Residents.  A  taxpayer shall be allowed a credit against the tax
imposed by this article equal to [twenty]  THIRTY-FIVE  percent  of  the
premium  paid  during  the taxable year for long-term care insurance. In
order to qualify for such credit, the taxpayer's premium payment must be
for the purchase of or for continuing coverage under  a  long-term  care
insurance  policy that qualifies for such credit pursuant to section one
thousand one hundred seventeen of the insurance law. If  the  amount  of
the  credit  allowable  under this subsection for any taxable year shall
exceed the taxpayer's tax for such year, the excess may be carried  over
to  the  following year or years and may be deducted from the taxpayer's
tax for such year or years.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
years beginning on or after the first of  January  next  succeeding  the
date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02588-01-1

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