senate Bill S1671A

Amended

Provides an asbestos remediation tax credit

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 11 / Jan / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 11 / Jan / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 1671A
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1308
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1671B
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    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1671C
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1063
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    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Provides an asbestos remediation tax credit; allows for a twenty percent credit of all eligible costs which are incurred as a result of asbestos remediation, not to exceed $1,000,000.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5365
Versions:
S1671
S1671A
S1671B
S1671C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§23-a & 187-s, amd §§210 & 606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6524A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1671A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to providing an
asbestos remediation tax credit

PURPOSE: To create an asbestos tax credit to support remediation and
economic development

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the tax law by adding
a new section 23-a to provide an asbestos remediation tax credit. The
amount of the credit shall be 20' of all eligible costs which axe
incurred in the taxable year, as a result of asbestos remediation with a
completed qualified asbestos project. The credit shall not exceed a
total sum of one million dollars for the three taxable years allowed and
claimed.

Sections two through five amend the tax law to provide fox the allowance
and application of an asbestos tax credit.

Section six provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Due to the presence of asbestos, structures in older,
established neighborhoods throughout the State are faced with an uneven
playing field for development and reinvestment. The costs necessary to
safely and legally remediate asbestos from these structures (either for
adaptive reuse or demolition and new build) are unfeasibly high and
therefore perpetuate blight, abandonment and disinvestment.

Some of the larger, and potentially transformational projects in the
State have asbestos remediation costs that are upwards of $4-5 million.
Although these projects are not the norm, they represent the largest
catalytic opportunities for economic redevelopment and reinvestment in
our cities and regions. By placing a $1 million cap on claimable credits
for asbestos remediation the State will guide transformational private
capital investment into existing infrastructure and assets, and begin to
address this real public safety concern and unavoidable hurdle to smart
growth redevelopment.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S524A Passed Senate in 2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply
to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2013.

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

                                 1671--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to providing an asbestos reme-
  diation tax credit

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

  Section 1. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 23-a to read
as follows:
  S  23-A. ASBESTOS REMEDIATION CREDIT. (A) DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (1) QUALIFIED STRUCTURE. "QUALIFIED STRUCTURE" SHALL MEAN (I) A BUILD-
ING, PRINCIPALLY USED  BY  THE  TAXPAYER  FOR  RESIDENTIAL,  INDUSTRIAL,
COMMERCIAL,  RECREATIONAL  OR  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION PURPOSES, AND
(II) WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY PLACED IN SERVICE AT LEAST  TWENTY-FIVE  YEARS
PRIOR TO THE TAXABLE YEAR IN WHICH THE CREDIT IS CLAIMED.
  (2)  ELIGIBLE  COSTS. "ELIGIBLE COSTS" SHALL MEAN ALL AMOUNTS PROPERLY
CHARGEABLE TO A CAPITAL ACCOUNT, WHICH ARE INCURRED IN DIRECT CONNECTION
TO ASBESTOS REMEDIATION OF A QUALIFIED ASBESTOS PROJECT.
  (3) QUALIFIED ASBESTOS PROJECT. "QUALIFIED ASBESTOS PROJECT" SHALL  BE
AN  ASBESTOS PROJECT AS DEFINED IN SECTION NINE HUNDRED ONE OF THE LABOR
LAW AND UNDERTAKEN BY  THE  TAXPAYER,  ON  A  QUALIFIED  STRUCTURE,  AND
COMPLETED  PURSUANT  TO  THE APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AT PART FIFTY-SIX OF
TITLE TWELVE OF THE OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE
STATE.
  (B) ASBESTOS REMEDIATION CREDIT. (1) ALLOWANCE OF CREDIT.  A  TAXPAYER
WHO  HAS  UNDERTAKEN  A QUALIFIED ASBESTOS PROJECT ON A QUALIFIED STRUC-
TURE, AND WHO IS SUBJECT TO TAX UNDER ARTICLE NINE, NINE-A OR TWENTY-TWO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04752-02-3

S. 1671--A                          2

OF THIS CHAPTER, SHALL BE ALLOWED A CREDIT AGAINST SUCH TAX, PURSUANT TO
THE PROVISIONS REFERENCED IN SUBDIVISION (C) OF THIS SECTION.
  (2) AMOUNT OF CREDIT. THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT SHALL BE TWENTY PERCENT
OF  ALL  ELIGIBLE  COSTS  WHICH  ARE  INCURRED IN THE TAXABLE YEAR, AS A
RESULT OF ASBESTOS  REMEDIATION  WITH  A  COMPLETED  QUALIFIED  ASBESTOS
PROJECT.  THE  CREDIT SHALL BE ALLOWED FOR THE TAXABLE YEAR IN WHICH THE
QUALIFIED ASBESTOS PROJECT IS FIRST  COMMENCED  AND  FOR  THE  NEXT  TWO
SUCCEEDING TAXABLE YEARS. THE CREDIT AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
SHALL  NOT  EXCEED  THE  TOTAL  SUM OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE THREE
TAXABLE YEARS ALLOWED AND CLAIMED. THE COSTS, EXPENSES AND OTHER AMOUNTS
FOR WHICH A CREDIT IS ALLOWED AND CLAIMED UNDER THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL
NOT  BE  USED  IN THE CALCULATION OF ANY OTHER CREDIT ALLOWED UNDER THIS
CHAPTER.
  (C) CROSS-REFERENCES. FOR APPLICATION OF THE CREDIT  PROVIDED  FOR  IN
THIS SECTION, SEE THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER:
  ARTICLE 9: SECTION 187-S.
  ARTICLE 9-A: SECTION 210, SUBDIVISION 46.
  ARTICLE 22: SECTION 606, SUBSECTIONS (I) AND (VV).
  S  2.  The tax law is amended by adding a new section 187-s to read as
follows:
  S 187-S. ASBESTOS  REMEDIATION  CREDIT.  1.  ALLOWANCE  OF  CREDIT.  A
TAXPAYER  SHALL  BE  ALLOWED  A  CREDIT,  TO  BE COMPUTED AS PROVIDED IN
SECTION TWENTY-THREE-A OF THIS CHAPTER, AGAINST  THE  TAXES  IMPOSED  BY
THIS  ARTICLE.  PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT ALLOW-
ABLE AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED BY SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR OF  THIS
ARTICLE SHALL BE THE EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT OVER THE AMOUNT
OF ANY CREDIT ALLOWED BY THIS SECTION AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED BY SECTION
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  2.  APPLICATION OF CREDIT. THE CREDIT UNDER THIS SECTION FOR ANY TAXA-
BLE YEAR SHALL NOT REDUCE THE TAX DUE FOR SUCH YEAR  TO  LESS  THAN  THE
APPLICABLE  MINIMUM  TAX  PRESCRIBED  BY  THIS ARTICLE. IF, HOWEVER, THE
AMOUNT OF CREDIT ALLOWABLE UNDER  THIS  SECTION  FOR  ANY  TAXABLE  YEAR
REDUCES  THE  TAX TO SUCH AMOUNT, ANY AMOUNT OF CREDIT NOT DEDUCTIBLE IN
SUCH TAXABLE YEAR SHALL BE TREATED  AS  AN  OVERPAYMENT  OF  TAX  TO  BE
REFUNDED  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND
EIGHTY-SIX  OF  THIS  CHAPTER.  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
SUBSECTION  (C)  OF  SECTION  ONE  THOUSAND EIGHTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER
NOTWITHSTANDING, NO INTEREST SHALL BE PAID THEREON.
  S 3. Section 210 of the tax law is amended by adding a new subdivision
46 to read as follows:
  46. ASBESTOS REMEDIATION CREDIT. (A) ALLOWANCE OF CREDIT.  A  TAXPAYER
WHO HAS UNDERTAKEN A QUALIFIED ASBESTOS PROJECT ON AN EXISTING STRUCTURE
SHALL  BE  ALLOWED A CREDIT, TO BE COMPUTED AS PROVIDED IN SECTION TWEN-
TY-THREE-A OF THIS CHAPTER, AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  (B) APPLICATION OF CREDIT. THE CREDIT ALLOWED UNDER  THIS  SUBDIVISION
FOR  ANY TAXABLE YEAR SHALL NOT REDUCE THE TAX DUE FOR SUCH YEAR TO LESS
THAN THE HIGHER AMOUNT PRESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPHS (C) AND (D) OF  SUBDIVI-
SION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION.  HOWEVER, IF THE AMOUNT OF CREDITS ALLOWED
UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION FOR ANY TAXABLE YEAR  REDUCES  THE  TAX  TO  SUCH
AMOUNT,  ANY  AMOUNT  OF CREDIT THUS NOT DEDUCTIBLE IN SUCH TAXABLE YEAR
SHALL BE TREATED AS AN OVERPAYMENT OF TAX TO BE CREDITED OR REFUNDED  IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND EIGHTY-SIX OF
THIS CHAPTER.  PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE PROVISIONS OF  SUBSECTION  (C)  OF
SECTION  ONE  THOUSAND  EIGHTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER NOTWITHSTANDING, NO
INTEREST SHALL BE PAID THEREON.

S. 1671--A                          3

  S 4. Subparagraph (B) of paragraph 1 of subsection (i) of section  606
of  the  tax  law  is  amended  by adding a new clause (xxxv) to read as
follows:

(XXXV) ASBESTOS REMEDIATION          AMOUNT OF CREDIT UNDER
CREDIT UNDER SUBSECTION (VV)         SUBDIVISION FORTY-SIX OF
                                     SECTION TWO HUNDRED TEN
  S  5. Section 606 of the tax law is amended by adding a new subsection
(vv) to read as follows:
  (VV) ASBESTOS REMEDIATION CREDIT. (1) ALLOWANCE OF CREDIT. A  TAXPAYER
WHO HAS UNDERTAKEN A QUALIFIED ASBESTOS PROJECT ON AN EXISTING STRUCTURE
SHALL  BE  ALLOWED A CREDIT, TO BE COMPUTED AS PROVIDED IN SECTION TWEN-
TY-THREE-A OF THIS CHAPTER, AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  (2) APPLICATION OF CREDIT. IF THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT  ALLOWED  UNDER
THIS SUBSECTION FOR ANY TAXABLE YEAR SHALL EXCEED THE TAXPAYER'S TAX FOR
SUCH  YEAR,  THE  EXCESS SHALL BE TREATED AS AN OVERPAYMENT OF TAX TO BE
CREDITED OR REFUNDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS  OF  SECTION  SIX
HUNDRED  EIGHTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO INTEREST
SHALL BE PAID THEREON.
  S 6. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
years commencing on or after January 1, 2013.

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