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April 21, 2004
Introduced by Reps. Cotty, Bales, Battle, Chellis, Frye, Herbkersman, Littlejohn, G.R. Smith and Snow
S. Printed 4/21/04--H.
Read the first time April 7, 2004.
TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEDUCTIONS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TAXABLE INCOME OF INDIVIDUALS FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX ACT, SO AS TO ALLOW A RESIDENT FULL-YEAR INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER TO DEDUCT FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TAXABLE INCOME AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OF UNREIMBURSED EXPENSES INCURRED BY THE TAXPAYER IN THE DONATION, WHILE LIVING, OF ONE OR MORE OF THE TAXPAYER'S ORGANS TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING FOR HUMAN ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION AND TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS AND THOSE EXPENSES THAT QUALIFY FOR THE DEDUCTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 12-6-1140 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 363 of 2002, is further amended by adding an appropriately numbered item at the end to read:
"( )(a) an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars of expenses incurred by a resident full-year individual taxpayer in the donation, while living, of one or more of the taxpayer's organs to another human being for human organ transplantation.
(b) An individual may claim this deduction only once and the deduction is allowed for the taxable year in which the human organ transplantation occurs. Expenses eligible for this deduction are the expenses, to the extent not reimbursed, incurred by the taxpayer donor for travel expenses, lodging expenses, and lost wages related to the taxpayer's organ donation.
(c) For purposes of this item, 'human organ' means all or part of a liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine, lung, or bone marrow."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies for taxable years beginning after 2003.
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