2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:1B-125 - Definitions relative to business employment incentives.


NJ Rev Stat § 34:1B-125 (2013) What's This?

34:1B-125 Definitions relative to business employment incentives.

2.As used in sections 1 through 17 of P.L.1996, c.26 (C.34:1B-124 et seq.) and in sections 9 through 11 of P.L.2003, c.166 (C.34:1B-139.1 through C.34:1B-139.3), unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:

"Advanced computing" means a technology used in the designing and developing of computing hardware and software, including innovations in designing the full spectrum of hardware from hand-held calculators to super computers, and peripheral equipment;

"Advanced computing company" means a person, whose headquarters or base of operations is located in New Jersey, engaged in the research, development, production, or provision of advanced computing for the purpose of developing or providing products or processes for specific commercial or public purposes;

"Advanced materials" means materials with engineered properties created through the development of specialized processing and synthesis technology, including ceramics, high value-added metals, electronic materials, composites, polymers, and biomaterials;

"Advanced materials company" means a person, whose headquarters or base of operations is located in New Jersey, engaged in the research, development, production, or provision of advanced materials for the purpose of developing or providing products or processes for specific commercial or public purposes;

"Application year" means the grant year for which an eligible partnership submits the information required under section 8 of P.L.1996, c.26 (C.34:1B-131);

"Authority" means the New Jersey Economic Development Authority created pursuant to P.L.1974, c.80 (C.34:1B-1 et seq.);

"Base years" means the first two complete calendar years following the effective date of an agreement;

"Biotechnology" means the continually expanding body of fundamental knowledge about the functioning of biological systems from the macro level to the molecular and sub-atomic levels, as well as novel products, services, technologies and sub-technologies developed as a result of insights gained from research advances which add to that body of fundamental knowledge;

"Biotechnology company" means a person, whose headquarters or base of operations is located in New Jersey, engaged in the research, development, production, or provision of biotechnology for the purpose of developing or providing products or processes for specific commercial or public purposes, including but not limited to, medical, pharmaceutical, nutritional, and other health-related purposes, agricultural purposes, and environmental purposes, or a person, whose headquarters or base of operations is located in New Jersey, engaged in providing services or products necessary for such research, development, production, or provision;

"Bonds means bonds, notes or other obligations issued by the authority pursuant to this act;

"Business" means a corporation; sole proprietorship; partnership; corporation that has made an election under Subchapter S of Chapter One of Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any other business entity through which income flows as a distributive share to its owners; limited liability company; nonprofit corporation; or any other form of business organization located either within or outside this State. A grant received under this act by a partnership, Subchapter S-Corporation, or other such business entity shall be apportioned among the persons to whom the income or profit of the partnership, Subchapter S-Corporation, or other entity is distributed, in the same proportions as those in which the income or profit is distributed;

"Business employment incentive agreement" or "agreement" means the written agreement between the authority and a business proposing a project in this State in accordance with the provisions of this act which establishes the terms and conditions of a grant to be awarded pursuant to this act;

"Department" means the New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission;

"Designated industry" means a business engaged in the field of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, financial services or transportation and logistics, advanced computing, advanced materials, electronic device technology, environmental technology or medical device technology;

"Director" means the Director of the Division of Taxation;

"Division" means the Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury;

"Electronic device technology" means a technology involving microelectronics, semiconductors, electronic equipment, and instrumentation, radio frequency, microwave, and millimeter electronics, and optical and optic-electrical devices, or data and digital communications and imaging devices;

"Electronic device technology company" means a person, whose headquarters or base of operations is located in New Jersey, engaged in the research, development, production, or provision of electronic device technology for the purpose of developing or providing products or processes for specific commercial or public purposes;

"Eligible partnership" means a partnership or limited liability company that is qualified to receive a grant as established in this act;

"Eligible position" is a new full-time position created by a business in New Jersey or transferred from another state by the business under the terms and conditions set forth in this act during the base years or in subsequent years of a grant. In determining if positions are eligible positions, the authority shall give greater consideration to positions that average at least 1.5 times the minimum hourly wage during the term of an agreement authorized pursuant to this act. For grants awarded on or after July 1, 2003, eligible position includes only a position for which a business provides employee health benefits under a group health plan as defined under section 14 of P.L.1997, c.146 (C.17B:27-54), a health benefits plan as defined under section 1 of P.L.1992, c.162 (C.17B:27A-17), or a policy or contract of health insurance covering more than one person issued pursuant to Article 2 of Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes. "Eligible position" also includes all current and future partners or members of a partnership or limited liability company created by a business in New Jersey or transferred from another state by the business pursuant to the conditions set forth in this act during the base years or in subsequent years of a grant. An "eligible position" shall also include a position occupied by a resident of this State whose position is relocated to this State from another state but who does not qualify as a "new employee" because prior to relocation his wages or his distributive share of income from a gain, from a loss or deduction, or his guaranteed payments or any combination thereof, prior to the relocation, were not subject to income taxes imposed by the state or municipality in which the position was previously located. An "eligible position" shall also include a position occupied by a resident of another State whose position is relocated to this State but whose income is not subject to the New Jersey gross income tax pursuant to N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq. An "eligible position" shall not include any position located within New Jersey, which, within a period either three months prior to the business' application for a grant under this act or six months after the date of application, ceases to exist or be located within New Jersey;

"Employment incentive" means the amount of a grant determined pursuant to subsection a. of section 6 of this act;

"Environmental technology" means assessment and prevention of threats or damage to human health or the environment, environmental cleanup, or the development of alternative energy sources;

"Environmental technology company" means a person, whose headquarters or base of operations is located in New Jersey, engaged in the research, development, production, or provision of environmental technology for the purpose of developing or providing products or processes for specific commercial or public purposes;

"Estimated tax" means an amount calculated for a partner in an eligible position equal to 6.37% of the lesser of (i) the amount of the partner's net income from the eligible partnership that is sourced to New Jersey as reflected in Column B of the partner's Schedule NJK-1 of the application year less the amount of the partner's net income from the eligible partnership that is sourced to New Jersey as reflected in column B of the partner's Schedule NJK-1 in the foundation year, or (ii) the net of all items of partnership income upon which tax has been paid as reflected on the partner's New Jersey Gross Income Tax return in the application year;

"Foundation year" means the year immediately prior to the creation of the eligible position;

"Full-time employee" means a person who is employed for consideration for at least 35 hours a week, or who renders any other standard of service generally accepted by custom or practice as full-time employment, whose wages are subject to withholding as provided in the "New Jersey Gross Income Tax Act," N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq., and who is determined by the authority to be employed in a permanent position according to criteria it develops, or who is a partner of an eligible partnership, who works for the partnership for at least 35 hours a week, or who renders any other standard of service generally accepted by custom or practice as full-time employment, and whose distributive share of income, gain, loss or deduction, or whose guaranteed payments, or any combination thereof, is subject to the payment of estimated taxes, as provided in the "New Jersey Gross Income Tax Act," N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq. "Full-time employee" shall not include any person who works as an independent contractor or on a consulting basis for the business;

"Grant" means a business employment incentive grant as established in this act;

"Medical device technology" means a technology involving any medical equipment or product (other than a pharmaceutical product) that has therapeutic value, diagnostic value, or both, and is regulated by the federal Food and Drug Administration;

"Medical device technology company" means a person, whose headquarters or base of operations is located in New Jersey, engaged in the research, development, production, or provision of medical device technology for the purpose of developing or providing products or processes for specific commercial or public purposes;

"Net income from the eligible partnership" means the net combination of a partner's distributive share of the eligible partnership's income, gain, loss, deduction, or guaranteed payments;

"New employee" means a full-time employee first employed in an eligible position on the project which is the subject of an agreement or who is a partner of an eligible partnership, who works for the partnership for at least 35 hours a week, or who renders any other standard of service generally accepted by custom or practice as full-time employment, and whose distributive share of income, gain, loss or deduction, or whose guaranteed payments, or any combination thereof, is subject to the payment of estimated taxes, as provided in the "New Jersey Gross Income Tax Act," N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq.; except that such a New Jersey resident whose position is relocated to this State shall not be classified as a "new employee" unless his wages, or his distributive share of income from a gain, from a loss or deduction, or his guaranteed payments or any combination thereof, prior to the relocation, were subject to income taxes imposed by the state or municipality in which the position was previously located. "New employee" may also include an employee rehired or called back from a layoff during or following the base years to a vacant position previously held by that employee or to a new position established during or following the base years. "New employee" shall not include any employee who was previously employed in New Jersey by the business or by a related person as defined in section 2 of P.L.1993, c.170 (C.54:10A-5.5) if the employee is transferred to the business which is the subject of an agreement unless the employee's position at his previous employer is filled by a new employee. "New employee" also shall not include a child, grandchild, parent or spouse of an individual associated with the business who has direct or indirect ownership of at least 15% of the profits, capital, or value of the business. New employee shall also include an employee whose position is relocated to this State but whose income is not subject to the New Jersey gross income tax pursuant to N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq.;

"Partner" means a person who is entitled to either a distributive share of a partnership's income, gain, loss or deduction, or guaranteed payments, or any combination thereof, by virtue of holding an interest in the partnership. "Partner" also includes a person who is a member of a limited liability company which is treated as a partnership, as provided in the "New Jersey Gross Income Tax Act," N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq.;

"Refunding Bonds" means bonds, notes or other obligations issued to refinance bonds, notes or other obligations previously issued by the authority pursuant to the provision of this act;

"Residual withholdings" means for any period of time, the excess of the estimated cumulative withholdings for all executed agreements eligible for payments under this act over the cumulative anticipated grant amounts;

"Schedule NJK-1" means Schedule NJK-1 as the form existed for taxable year 1997;

"Withholdings" means the amount withheld by a business from the wages of new employees or estimated taxes paid by, or on behalf of, partners that are new employees, or any combination thereof, pursuant to the "New Jersey Gross Income Tax Act," N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq., and, if the new employee is an employee whose position has moved to New Jersey but whose income is not subject to the New Jersey gross income tax pursuant to N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq., the amount of withholding that would occur if the employee were to move to New Jersey.

L.1996,c.26,s.2; amended 1998, c.33, s.1; 2003, c.166, s.1.


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