View Amendment Current Amendment: 41 to Bill 3759 Reps. McKNIGHT and LUCAS propose the following Amendment No. 41 to H. 3759 (COUNCIL\SA\3759C003.RT.SA19):

Reference is to Printer's Date 2/28/19--H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Subpart IV, "Incentives", PART V, "Educator Development and Satisfaction", by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION at the end to read:

/      SECTION      ___.A.            Article 25, Chapter 6, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

     "Section 12-6-3800.      (A)      A qualified taxpayer in a qualified county is allowed a refundable income tax credit equal to one hundred percent of the property taxes paid by the taxpayer on his legal residence and not more than one acre contiguous thereto that he owns, which qualifies for the four percent assessment ratio pursuant to Section 12-43-220(c). The credit allowed by this section only may be claimed for five consecutive years. To claim the credit allowed by this section, the taxpayer's legal residence for which he is receiving the credit allowed by this section must be located in a qualifying county. For purposes of this section, a qualified taxpayer means an employee who is employed in a qualifying county as a teacher in a K-12 public school. For purposes of this section, a qualifying county is a county designated as a Tier IV county, pursuant to Section 12-6-3360, in the previous tax year; however, once a taxpayer is allowed the credit pursuant to this section, the taxpayer may continue to claim the credit regardless of a county's designation, so long as the county of employment and the county of residency remains the same as the year the taxpayer was initially allowed the credit.
     (B)      A taxpayer shall claim the credit in the year in which the property taxes are paid.
     (C)      The department shall prescribe the form and manner of proof required to obtain the credit. The department may consult with county tax officials to determine the amount of the credit."

B.      This SECTION takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies to tax years beginning after 2019.            /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.