2010 Indiana Code
TITLE 6. TAXATION
ARTICLE 3.1. STATE TAX LIABILITY CREDITS
CHAPTER 24. VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

IC 6-3.1-24
     Chapter 24. Venture Capital Investment Tax Credit

IC 6-3.1-24-1
"Pass through entity" defined
    
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "pass through entity" means:
        (1) a corporation that is exempt from the adjusted gross income tax under IC 6-3-2-2.8(2);
        (2) a partnership;
        (3) a limited liability company; or
        (4) a limited liability partnership.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119.

IC 6-3.1-24-2
"Qualified Indiana business" defined
    
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "qualified Indiana business" means an independently owned and operated business that is certified as a qualified Indiana business by the Indiana economic development corporation under section 7 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119. Amended by P.L.4-2005, SEC.96.

IC 6-3.1-24-3
"Qualified investment capital" defined
    
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "qualified investment capital" means debt or equity capital that is provided to a qualified Indiana business after December 31, 2003. However, the term does not include debt that:
        (1) is provided by a financial institution (as defined in IC 5-13-4-10) after May 15, 2005; and
        (2) is secured by a valid mortgage, security agreement, or other agreement or document that establishes a collateral or security position for the financial institution that is senior to all collateral or security interests of other taxpayers that provide debt or equity capital to the qualified Indiana business.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119. Amended by P.L.193-2005, SEC.16.

IC 6-3.1-24-4
"State tax liability" defined
    
Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "state tax liability" means a taxpayer's total tax liability that is incurred under:
        (1) IC 6-2.5 (state gross retail and use tax);
        (2) IC 6-3-1 through IC 6-3-7 (the adjusted gross income tax);
        (3) IC 6-5.5 (the financial institutions tax); and
        (4) IC 27-1-18-2 (the insurance premiums tax);
as computed after the application of the credits that under IC 6-3.1-1-2 are to be applied before the credit provided by this chapter.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119.
IC 6-3.1-24-5
"Taxpayer" defined
    
Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, "taxpayer" means an individual or entity, including a pass through entity, that has any state tax liability.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119. Amended by P.L.214-2003, SEC.1.

IC 6-3.1-24-6
Credit; eligibility
    
Sec. 6. A taxpayer that:
        (1) provides qualified investment capital to a qualified Indiana business; and
        (2) fulfills the requirements of the Indiana economic development corporation under section 12.5 of this chapter;
is entitled to a credit against the person's state tax liability in a taxable year equal to the amount specified in section 10 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119. Amended by P.L.214-2003, SEC.2; P.L.4-2005, SEC.97.

IC 6-3.1-24-7
Certification of qualified Indiana business; forms; fee
    
Sec. 7. (a) The Indiana economic development corporation shall certify that a business is a qualified Indiana business if the corporation determines that the business:
        (1) has its headquarters in Indiana;
        (2) is primarily focused on professional motor vehicle racing, commercialization of research and development, technology transfers, or the application of new technology, or is determined by the Indiana economic development corporation to have significant potential to:
            (A) bring substantial capital into Indiana;
            (B) create jobs;
            (C) diversify the business base of Indiana; or
            (D) significantly promote the purposes of this chapter in any other way;
        (3) has had average annual revenues of less than ten million dollars ($10,000,000) in the two (2) years preceding the year in which the business received qualified investment capital from a taxpayer claiming a credit under this chapter;
        (4) has:
            (A) at least fifty percent (50%) of its employees residing in Indiana; or
            (B) at least seventy-five percent (75%) of its assets located in Indiana; and
        (5) is not engaged in a business involving:
            (A) real estate;
            (B) real estate development;
            (C) insurance;
            (D) professional services provided by an accountant, a

lawyer, or a physician;
            (E) retail sales, except when the primary purpose of the business is the development or support of electronic commerce using the Internet; or
            (F) oil and gas exploration.
    (b) A business shall apply to be certified as a qualified Indiana business on a form prescribed by the Indiana economic development corporation.
    (c) If a business is certified as a qualified Indiana business under this section, the Indiana economic development corporation shall provide a copy of the certification to the investors in the qualified Indiana business for inclusion in tax filings.
    (d) The Indiana economic development corporation may impose an application fee of not more than two hundred dollars ($200).
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119. Amended by P.L.214-2003, SEC.3; P.L.4-2005, SEC.98; P.L.193-2005, SEC.17.

IC 6-3.1-24-8
Maximum allowable credit; notice to investors
    
Sec. 8. (a) A certification provided under section 7 of this chapter must include notice to the investors of the maximum amount of tax credits available under this chapter for the provision of qualified investment capital to the qualified Indiana business.
    (b) The maximum amount of tax credits available under this chapter for the provision of qualified investment capital to a particular qualified Indiana business equals the lesser of:
        (1) the total amount of qualified investment capital provided to the qualified Indiana business in the calendar year, multiplied by twenty percent (20%); or
        (2) five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119.

IC 6-3.1-24-9
Maximum annual statewide allowance for credits; treatment of credit carryovers; program expiration
    
Sec. 9. (a) The total amount of tax credits that may be allowed under this chapter in a particular calendar year for qualified investment capital provided during that calendar year may not exceed twelve million five hundred thousand dollars ($12,500,000). The Indiana economic development corporation may not certify a proposed investment plan under section 12.5 of this chapter if the proposed investment would result in the total amount of the tax credits certified for the calendar year exceeding twelve million five hundred thousand dollars ($12,500,000). An amount of an unused credit carried over by a taxpayer from a previous calendar year may not be considered in determining the amount of proposed investments that the Indiana economic development corporation may certify under this chapter.
    (b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this chapter, a taxpayer is not entitled to a credit for providing qualified investment

capital to a qualified Indiana business after December 31, 2012. However, this subsection may not be construed to prevent a taxpayer from carrying over to a taxable year beginning after December 31, 2012, an unused tax credit attributable to an investment occurring before January 1, 2013.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119. Amended by P.L.214-2003, SEC.4; P.L.4-2005, SEC.99; P.L.193-2005, SEC.18; P.L.211-2007, SEC.28.

IC 6-3.1-24-10
Credit; calculation
    
Sec. 10. Subject to sections 8 and 13 of this chapter, the amount of the credit to which a taxpayer is entitled under section 6 this chapter equals the product of:
        (1) twenty percent (20%); multiplied by
        (2) the amount of the qualified investment capital provided to a qualified Indiana business by the taxpayer in the taxable year.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119.

IC 6-3.1-24-11
Pass through entity; eligibility of owners, shareholders, or members for credit
    
Sec. 11. If a pass through entity is entitled to a credit under section 6 of this chapter but does not have state tax liability against which the tax credit may be applied, a shareholder, partner, or member of the pass through entity is entitled to a tax credit equal to:
        (1) the tax credit determined for the pass through entity for the taxable year; multiplied by
        (2) the percentage of the pass through entity's distributive income to which the shareholder, partner, or member is entitled.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119.

IC 6-3.1-24-12
Carryover; unused tax credit
    
Sec. 12. If the amount of the credit determined under section 10 of this chapter for a taxpayer in a taxable year exceeds the taxpayer's state tax liability for that taxable year, the taxpayer may carry the excess credit over for a period not to exceed the taxpayer's following five (5) taxable years. The amount of the credit carryover from a taxable year shall be reduced to the extent that the carryover is used by the taxpayer to obtain a credit under this chapter for any subsequent taxable year. A taxpayer is not entitled to a carryback or a refund of any unused credit amount.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119. Amended by P.L.214-2003, SEC.5; P.L.193-2005, SEC.19.

IC 6-3.1-24-12.5
Certification of investment plan; application; proof of investment within two years
    
Sec. 12.5. (a) A taxpayer wishing to obtain a credit under this

chapter must apply to the Indiana economic development corporation for a certification that the taxpayer's proposed investment plan would qualify for a credit under this chapter.
    (b) The application required under subsection (a) must include:
        (1) the name and address of the taxpayer;
        (2) the name and address of each proposed recipient of the taxpayer's proposed investment;
        (3) the amount of the proposed investment;
        (4) a copy of the certification issued under section 7 of this chapter that the proposed recipient is a qualified Indiana business; and
        (5) any other information required by the Indiana economic development corporation.
    (c) If the Indiana economic development corporation determines that:
        (1) the proposed investment would qualify the taxpayer for a credit under this chapter; and
        (2) the amount of the proposed investment would not result in the total amount of tax credits certified for the calendar year exceeding twelve million five hundred thousand dollars ($12,500,000);
the corporation shall certify the taxpayer's proposed investment plan.
    (d) To receive a credit under this chapter, the taxpayer must provide qualified investment capital to a qualified Indiana business according to the taxpayer's certified investment plan within two (2) years after the date on which the Indiana economic development corporation certifies the investment plan.
    (e) Upon making the investment required under subsection (d), the taxpayer shall provide proof of the investment to the Indiana economic development corporation.
    (f) Upon receiving proof of a taxpayer's investment under subsection (e), the Indiana economic development corporation shall issue the taxpayer a certificate indicating that the taxpayer has fulfilled the requirements of the corporation and that the taxpayer is entitled to a credit under this chapter.
    (g) A taxpayer forfeits the right to a tax credit attributable to an investment certified under subsection (c) if the taxpayer fails to make the proposed investment within the period required under subsection (d).
As added by P.L.214-2003, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.4-2005, SEC.100; P.L.193-2005, SEC.20.

IC 6-3.1-24-13
Returns; submission of certificates from Indiana economic development corporation
    
Sec. 13. To receive the credit provided by this chapter, a taxpayer must claim the credit on the taxpayer's state tax return or returns in the manner prescribed by the department. The taxpayer shall submit to the department, along with the taxpayer's state tax return or returns, a copy of the certificate issued by the Indiana economic

development corporation to the taxpayer under section 12.5(f) of this chapter and all information that the department determines is necessary for the calculation of the credit provided by this chapter.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.119. Amended by P.L.214-2003, SEC.7; P.L.4-2005, SEC.101.

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