senate Bill S884

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the "Caregiver's Assistance Act" giving income tax credits and deductions and a real property tax exemption to certain persons who help seniors

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 05, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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S884 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3849
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §606, Tax L; amd §425, RPT L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1574, A2656

S884 - Summary

Establishes the "caregiver's assistance act"; allows a personal income tax credit equal to twenty percent of qualified care expenses in an amount equal to or less than two thousand four hundred dollars for the taxable year that are paid by the taxpayer for the care of a qualifying senior family member; authorizes a basic or an enhanced (STAR) exemption on a pro-rated basis to property where a senior citizen residing with a taxpayer would otherwise meet the eligibility requirements, except for ownership requirements, and where, in the case of an enhanced exemption, the income of the senior and the spouse of the senior considered separately from the remainder of the household would meet the applicable income requirements; provides that such basic or an enhanced exemption shall be on a pro-rated basis.

S884 - Sponsor Memo

S884 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   884

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, FUSCHILLO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Investigations and Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law and the real property tax law,  in  relation
  to establishing the Caregiver's Assistance Act

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "Caregiver's Assistance Act".
  S  2. Section 606 of the tax law is amended by adding a new subsection
(ss) to read as follows:
  (SS) ELDER CARE CREDIT. (1) A  TAXPAYER  SHALL  BE  ALLOWED  A  CREDIT
AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED UNDER SECTION SIX HUNDRED ONE OF THIS PART EQUAL
TO  TWENTY  PERCENT  OF QUALIFIED CARE EXPENSES IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO OR
LESS THAN TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THE  TAXABLE  YEAR  THAT
ARE  PAID  BY  THE  TAXPAYER  FOR THE CARE OF A QUALIFYING SENIOR FAMILY
MEMBER. A TAXPAYER WITH QUALIFIED CARE EXPENSES PURSUANT TO THE  PRECED-
ING  SENTENCE  WHICH  ARE  EQUAL  TO  OR  IN EXCESS OF TWO HUNDRED FORTY
DOLLARS FOR ANY TAXABLE YEAR SHALL RECEIVE  AN  ADDITIONAL  SEVENTY-FIVE
DOLLAR  CREDIT  AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED UNDER SECTION SIX HUNDRED ONE OF
THIS PART. IF THE CREDIT OR CREDITS PROVIDED PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION
EXCEED  THE TAX FOR SUCH TAXABLE YEAR, THE TAXPAYER MAY RECEIVE, AND THE
COMPTROLLER, SUBJECT TO A CERTIFICATE OF THE COMMISSIONER, SHALL PAY  AS
AN  OVERPAYMENT,  WITHOUT  INTEREST,  ANY  EXCESS BETWEEN SUCH TAX AS SO
REDUCED AND THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDITOR CREDITS. IF  A  TAXPAYER  IS  NOT
REQUIRED  TO  FILE  A RETURN PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX HUNDRED ONE OF THIS
PART, A TAXPAYER MAY NEVERTHELESS RECEIVE AND THE  COMPTROLLER,  SUBJECT
TO  A  CERTIFICATE  OF THE COMMISSIONER, SHALL PAY AS AN OVERPAYMENT THE
FULL AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT OR CREDITS, WITHOUT INTEREST. NO CREDIT  SHALL
BE  GRANTED  UNDER  THIS SUBSECTION IF NEW YORK ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME IS

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

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