Bill Text: CA SB1213 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Personal income taxes: household and dependent care services.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-05-25 - May 25 hearing: Held in committee and under submission. [SB1213 Detail]

Download: California-2017-SB1213-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1213


Introduced by Senator Anderson

February 15, 2018


An act to amend Section 17052.6 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to taxation, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1213, as introduced, Anderson. Personal income taxes: household and dependent care services.
The Personal Income Tax Law, in modified conformity to federal income tax law, authorizes a credit for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment, as provided. That law provides that the amount of the state credit is a percentage, either 50%, 43%, or 34%, as applicable, of the allowable federal credit determined on the basis of the amount of federal adjusted gross income earned that is not over $100,000, as specified by separate income brackets.
This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, would revise the above calculation to provide that the applicable state credit percentage is 50% if the federal adjusted gross income earned is not over $100,000, as provided. The bill would additionally require, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, for a taxpayer with an allowable credit in excess of tax liability, a payment from the Tax Relief and Refund Account, a continuously appropriated account, to the taxpayer equal to the amount of the allowable credit that is in excess of tax liability, as provided. By authorizing additional payments from this account, this bill would make an appropriation.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 17052.6 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

17052.6.
 (a) For each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2000, there shall be allowed as a credit against the “net tax,” as defined in Section 17039, an amount determined in accordance with Section 21 of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment, except that the amount of the credit shall be a percentage, as provided in subdivision (b) of the allowable federal credit without taking into account whether there is a federal tax liability.
(b) For the purposes of subdivision (a), the percentage of the allowable federal credit shall be determined as follows:
(1) For taxable years beginning before January 1, 2003:

If the adjusted gross income is:
The percentage of
credit is:
$40,000 or less ........................
63%
Over $40,000 but not over $70,000 ........................
53%
Over $70,000 but not over $100,000 ........................
42%
Over $100,000 ........................
 0%
(2) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2003: 2003, and before January 1, 2019:

If the adjusted gross income is:
The percentage of
credit is:
$40,000 or less ........................
50%
Over $40,000 but not over $70,000 ........................
43%
Over $70,000 but not over $100,000 ........................
34%
Over $100,000 ........................
 0%
(3) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019:

If the adjusted gross income is:
The percentage of
credit is:
Not over $100,000 ........................
50%
Over $100,000 ........................
 0%
(c) For purposes of this section, “adjusted gross income” means adjusted gross income as computed for purposes of paragraph (2) of subdivision (h) of Section 17024.5.
(d) The credit authorized by this section shall be limited, as follows:
(1) Employment-related expenses, within the meaning of Section 21 of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment, shall be limited to expenses for household services and care provided in this state.
(2) Earned income, within the meaning of Section 21(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to earned income limitation, shall be limited to earned income subject to tax under this part. For purposes of this paragraph, compensation received by a member of the armed forces for active services as a member of the armed forces, other than pensions or retired pay, shall be considered earned income subject to tax under this part, whether or not the member is domiciled in this state.
(e) For purposes of this section, Section 21(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to a qualifying individual, is modified to additionally provide that a child, as defined in Section 152(f)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to child defined, shall be treated, for purposes of Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to dependent defined, as applicable for purposes of this section, as receiving over one-half of his or her support during the calendar year from the parent having custody for a greater portion of the calendar year, that parent shall be treated as a “custodial parent,” within the meaning of Section 152(e) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to special rule for divorced parents, etc., as applicable for purposes of this section, and the child shall be treated as a qualifying individual under Section 21(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to qualifying individual, as applicable for purposes of this section, if both of the following apply:
(1) The child receives over one-half of his or her support during the calendar year from his or her parents who never married each other and who lived apart at all times during the last six months of the calendar year.
(2) The child is in the custody of one or both of his or her parents for more than one-half of the calendar year.
(f) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, if the amount allowable as a credit under this section exceeds the tax liability computed under this part for the taxable year, the excess shall be credited against other amounts due, if any, and the balance, if any, shall be paid from the Tax Relief and Refund Account and refunded to the taxpayer.

(f)

(g) The amendments to this section made by Section 1.5 of Chapter 824 of the Statutes of 2002 apply only to taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2002.

(g)

(h) The amendments made to this section by Chapter 14 of the Statutes of 2011 apply to taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2011.

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