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74-8133. Tax credits for investment in qualified securities of qualified Kansas business; claims; limitations; transfer of credits; reimbursement of administrative costs. (a) A credit against the tax imposed by article 32 of chapter 79 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, on the Kansas taxable income of an angel investor and against the tax imposed by K.S.A. 40-252, and amendments thereto, shall be allowed for a cash investment in the qualified securities of a qualified Kansas business. The credit shall be in a total amount equal to 50% of such investors' cash investment in any qualified Kansas business, subject to the limitations set forth in subsection (b). This tax credit may be used in its entirety in the taxable year in which the cash investment is made except that no tax credit shall be allowed in a year prior to January 1, 2005. If the amount by which that portion of the credit allowed by this section exceeds the investors' liability in any one taxable year, beginning in the year 2005, the remaining portion of the credit may be carried forward until the total amount of the credit is used. If the investor is a permitted entity investor, the credit provided by this section shall be claimed by the owners of the permitted entity investor in proportion to their ownership share of the permitted entity investor.

(b) The secretary of revenue shall not allow tax credits of more than $50,000 for a single Kansas business or a total of $250,000 in tax credits for a single year per investor who is a natural person or owner of a permitted entity investor. No tax credits authorized by this act shall be allowed for any cash investments in qualified securities for any year after the year 2021. The total amount of tax credits which may be allowed under this section shall not exceed $4,000,000 during the tax year 2007 and $6,000,000 for tax year 2008 and each tax year thereafter, except that for tax year 2011, the total amount of tax credits which may be allowed under this section shall not exceed $5,000,000. The balance of unissued tax credits may be carried over for issuance in future years until 2021.

(c) A cash investment in a qualified security shall be deemed to have been made on the date of acquisition of the qualified security, as such date is determined in accordance with the provisions of the internal revenue code.

(d) No investor shall claim a credit under this section for cash investments in Kansas venture capital, inc. No Kansas venture capital company shall qualify for the tax credit for an investment in a fund created by articles 81, 82, 83 or 84 of chapter 74 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.

(e) Any investor who has not owed any Kansas income tax under the provisions of article 32, chapter 79 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, for the immediate past three taxable years, who does not reasonably believe that it will owe any such tax for the current taxable year and who makes a cash investment in a qualified security of a qualified Kansas business shall be deemed to acquire an interest in the nature of a transferable credit limited to an amount equal to 50% of this cash investment. This interest may be transferred to any natural person of net worth, as defined in 17 C.F.R. § 230.501(a) as in effect on the effective date of this act whether or not such person is then an investor and be claimed by the transferee as a credit against the transferee's Kansas income tax liability beginning in the year provided in subsection (a). No person shall be entitled to a refund for the interest created under this section. Only the full credit for any one investment may be transferred and this interest may only be transferred one time. A credit acquired by transfer shall be subject to the limitations prescribed in this section. Documentation of any credit acquired by transfer shall be provided by the investor in the manner required by the director of taxation.

(f) The reasonable costs of the administration of this act, the review of applications for certification as qualified Kansas businesses and the issuance of tax credits authorized by this act shall be reimbursed through fees paid by the qualified Kansas businesses and the investors or the transferees of investors, according to a reasonable fee schedule adopted by the secretary by rules and regulations in accordance with the rules and regulations filing act.

History: L. 2004, ch. 112, § 76; L. 2005, ch. 134, § 3; L. 2007, ch. 184, § 8; L. 2010, ch. 123, § 2; L. 2011, ch. 104, § 28; L. 2016, ch. 84, § 3; July 1.

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