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      RS 47:6106     


§6106. Credit for child care directors and staff

            A. There shall be a credit against Louisiana individual income tax refundable as provided for in R.S. 47:6108 for eligible child care directors and eligible child care staff. The tax credit shall be for the following amounts and shall be based upon the following qualifications, but shall be adjusted for inflation as provided for in Subsection C of this Section:

                 Child Care Director and Child                                  Tax

                      Care Staff Qualification                                     Credit

            Level Four Director or Level Four Staff                       $3,000

            Level Three Director or Level Three Staff                    $2,500

            Level Two Director or Level Two Staff                       $2,000

            Level One Director or Level One Staff                         $1,500

            B. The various levels of qualification for the tax credit for eligible child care directors and eligible child care staff as provided for in Subsection A of this Section shall be as defined in the Department of Children and Family Services state practitioner registry in Title 48 of the Louisiana Administrative Code, as amended.

            C. Beginning calendar year 2009, the tax credit amounts provided for in Subsection A of this Section shall be adjusted annually for each calendar year by the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index United States city average for all urban consumers (CPI-U), as prepared by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, as determined by the secretary of the Department of Revenue on December first of the preceding calendar year.

            D. In order to receive the credit provided for in this Section, the child care director or staff person shall file with his income tax return an attestation form provided by the State Practitioner Registry verifying that the individual meets all the requirements and qualifications of a child care director or staff person for the level claimed.

            E. Commencing no later than January 31, 2016, the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs shall review the credit authorized pursuant to the provisions of this Section to determine if the economic benefit provided by such credit outweighs the loss of revenue realized by the state as a result of awarding such credit. The House and Senate committees shall make a specific recommendation no later than March 1, 2017, to either continue the credit or to terminate the credit.

            Acts 2007, No. 394, §1, eff. July 10, 2007; Acts 2015, No. 357, §1, eff. June 29, 2015.

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