SCS/SB 877 - This act enables a taxpayer making less than $30,000 per year who modifies their home to be accessible to a disabled person who resides with the taxpayer to claim a credit against their income tax for one hundred percent of the costs of modification, up to $2,500.
For taxpayers making between $30,000 and $60,000, a credit will be allowed in the amount equal to fifty percent of the costs of modification, up to $2,500. All tax credits will be refundable, up to $2,500 per year. The credits are not transferrable. The credit has a statewide maximum of $100,000 per year. If ten million dollars in tax credits are not approved, for programs authorized under the rebuilding communities tax credit program, then up to the first one hundred thousand dollars in tax credits shall be used for the home modification tax Credit created by this act.
If any portion of the modification was claimed as a deduction on the taxpayer's federal income tax, then the amount of the tax credit shall be reduced by 1/3.
The credit applies to tax years beginning January 1, 2007, and expires December 31, 2012.
This act is similar to SB 982 (2002), SB 46 (2003), SCS/SB 1282 (2004) and SB 15 (2005).