72 P.S. § 8904-B - Neighborhood Improvement Zone Funds

Cite as:72 P.S. § 8904-B
Currency:Current through P.A. Acts 2019-72, 2019-74
 
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(a) Special funds.--Following the designation of a neighborhood improvement zone, the contracting authority shall, within ten days of making the designation or, in the case of a neighborhood improvement zone designated prior to July 1, 2012, within ten days of July 2, 2012, notify the State Treasurer of the designation. Upon the notice, the State Treasurer shall establish a special fund for the benefit of each contracting authority to be known as the "Neighborhood Improvement Zone Fund." Interest income derived from investment of the money in each fund shall be credited by the Treasury Department to the fund.

(a.1) Certification.--

(1) Within 30 days of the end of each calendar year, each qualified business shall file a report with the department which complies with all of the following:

(i) States each State tax, calculated in accordance with subsection (b), which was paid by the qualified business in the prior calendar year.

(ii) Lists each State tax refund which complies with all of the following:

(A) The refund is for a tax:

(I) set forth in subsection (b); and

(II) certified as paid under subsection (b).

(B) The refund was received in the prior calendar year by the qualified business.

(iii) Is in a form and manner required by the department.

(2) In addition to any penalties imposed under this act for failure to timely pay State taxes, failure to file a timely and complete report under paragraph (1) shall result in the imposition of a penalty of 10% of all State taxes, calculated in accordance with subsection (b), which were payable by the qualified business in the prior calendar year.

(3) Any penalty imposed under this subsection shall be imposed, assessed and collected by the department under the provisions for imposing, assessing and collecting penalties under Article II of this act. When the penalty is received, the money shall be transferred from the General Fund to the fund of the contracting authority that designated the neighborhood improvement zone in which the qualifying business is located.

(4) Within 30 days of the end of each calendar year, each qualified business shall file a report with the local taxing authority reporting all local taxes, calculated in accordance with subsection (b), which were paid by the qualified business in the prior calendar year. The report from each qualified business shall also list any local tax refunds of taxes set forth in subsection (b) received in the prior calendar year by the qualified business and any refunds related to the local taxes as calculated in accordance with subsection (b). The report shall be in a form and manner required by the department.

(a.2) Transition.--

(1) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), within 15 days of July 2, 2012, the State Treasurer shall:

(i) determine the amount of money in the Neighborhood Improvement Zone Fund existing on July 2, 2012, which is attributable to each neighborhood improvement zone; and

(ii) transfer the amount of money in the Neighborhood Improvement Zone Fund existing on July 2, 2012, to the fund for each contracting authority for which money was deposited.

(2) An entity collecting a local tax that, on July 2, 2012, is in possession of money attributable to a local tax not included in the amount to be calculated and certified under subsection (b) shall promptly remit that money to the local taxing authority entitled to receive the money.

(3) Transfer and repayment is subject to the following:

(i) Before making the transfer under paragraph (1), the State Treasurer shall:

(A) determine the amount of money deposited in the fund which was attributable to earned income taxes that a contracting authority is not entitled to receive under subsection (b); and

(B) deduct the amount of money determined under clause (A) from the money to be transferred under paragraph (1).

(ii) If any amount of the money under subparagraph (i)(A) has already been transferred to a contracting authority, the State Treasurer shall take action as necessary to recover the money from the contracting authority, including by way of setoff from money to be paid to the contracting authority under paragraph (1). The contracting authority shall comply with a demand made by the State Treasurer for the repayment of money under this paragraph.

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