senate Bill S43

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides a maximum $200 tax credit for taxpayer expenses associated with the development of open source and free software license programs

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S43 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4046

S43 - Summary

Provides a maximum $200 tax credit for taxpayer expenses associated with the development of open source and free software license programs.

S43 - Sponsor Memo

S43 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   43

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend the tax law, in relation to providing a tax credit to
  individuals for up to two hundred dollars of expenses related  to  the
  development and posting of an open source or free license program

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

  Section 1. Section 606 of the tax law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (ss) to read as follows:
  (SS)  OPEN  SOURCE  OR  FREE  LICENSE  CREDIT. (1) A TAXPAYER SHALL BE
ALLOWED A CREDIT, TO BE COMPUTED AS PROVIDED IN THIS SUBSECTION, AGAINST
THE TAX IMPOSED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX HUNDRED ONE OF  THIS  PART.  THE
AMOUNT  OF  CREDIT  SHALL  EQUAL  UP  TO  TWENTY  PERCENT  OF  THE TOTAL
OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES OF THE TAXPAYER USED  IN  THE  DEVELOPMENT  OF  A
PROGRAM  THAT  IS  PROVIDED  TO  THE PUBLIC UNDER AN OPEN SOURCE OR FREE
SOFTWARE LICENSE, UP TO A MAXIMUM OF TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  (2) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION, A PROGRAM SHALL  QUALIFY  FOR
THE  CREDIT PROVIDED BY THIS SUBSECTION IF THE CODE FOR SUCH PROGRAM HAS
BEEN RELEASED UNDER AN OPEN SOURCE LICENSE RECOGNIZED BY THE OPEN SOURCE
INITIATIVE, OR HAS BEEN RELEASED UNDER A FREE  SOFTWARE  LICENSE  RECOG-
NIZED BY THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION.
  (3) THIS SUBSECTION SHALL APPLY TO ANY INDIVIDUAL FOR ANY TAXABLE YEAR
ONLY IF SUCH INDIVIDUAL ELECTS TO HAVE THIS SECTION APPLY FOR SUCH TAXA-
BLE YEAR. AN ELECTION TO HAVE THIS SECTION APPLY MAY NOT BE MADE FOR ANY
TAXABLE YEAR IF SUCH ELECTION IS IN EFFECT WITH RESPECT TO SUCH INDIVID-
UAL FOR ANY OTHER TAXABLE YEAR AND PERTAINING TO THE SAME PROGRAM OR ANY
PORTION THEREOF.
  (4)  IN  NO  EVENT  SHALL  THE  AMOUNT  OF THE CREDIT PROVIDED BY THIS
SUBSECTION EXCEED THE TAXPAYER'S TAX FOR THE TAXABLE YEAR.  HOWEVER,  IF

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

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