assembly Bill A94

2021-2022 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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Jan 05, 2022 referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2021 referred to ways and means

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A94 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8831, A8682
2013-2014: A3158
2015-2016: A2102
2017-2018: A4521
2019-2020: A1710

A94 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A94 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                    94
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. QUART, WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Ways and Means
 
 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 (kkk) to read as follows:
   (KKK) 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
 THE AMOUNT OF CREDIT OTHERWISE ALLOWABLE PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION FOR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets