HB 20B-1014

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 First Extraordinary Session
  • Introduced in House Nov 30, 2020
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Tax Credits For Costs Of COVID-19 School Closures

Abstract

The bill establishes an income tax credit for the 2020 and 2021 income tax years for any taxpayer who: Has one or more qualified children whose school suspended in-person learning for at least 4 cumulative weeks during the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic (suspension of in-person learning); and Incurred costs as a result of the suspension of in-person learning . The amount of the credit allowed is either the amount of the costs incurred by the taxpayer as a result of the suspension of in-person learning or $1,000 for any income tax year, whichever is less; except that the maximum amount of the credit that a taxpayer may claim in the 2020 and 2021 income tax years combined shall not exceed $1,000 per qualified child and shall not exceed $3,000 total per taxpayer. A taxpayer is required to claim the credit for the income tax year in which the costs were incurred due to the suspension of in-person learning. The bill also creates an income tax credit for the 2020 and 2021 income tax years for any taxpayer who: Has one or more qualified children who experienced the suspension of in-person learning or whose daycare center was unable to provide in-person care for the qualified child for at least 4 cumulative weeks during the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Had to provide care for the qualified child due to the suspension of in-person learning or the inability of the daycare center to provide care; and As a result of providing such care for the taxpayer's qualified child, was unable to work and experienced a loss of income. The amount of the credit allowed is either the amount of income the taxpayer lost as a result of not being able to work due to the suspension of in-person learning or the inability of the qualified child's daycare center to provide care or $3,000 for any income tax year, whichever is less; except that the total amount of the credit claimed in the 2020 and 2021 income tax years combined shall not exceed $3,000. A taxpayer must claim the credit for the income tax year in which the taxpayer lost income . A taxpayer who claims either income tax credit is required to retain certain information to provide to the department of revenue upon request by the department. A taxpayer who claims one credit created in the bill is ineligible to claim the other credit created in the bill. Both credits may be carried forward for 3 years but may not be refunded. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Nov 30, 2020

House

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced (11/30/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (11/30/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (01/04/2021) PDF

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