Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that a taxpayer who owns and operates a business in Illinois shall be allowed a credit against the tax imposed by subsections (a) and (b) of Section 201 in the amount of $3,750 per employee hired by the taxpayer and retained for 2 years. Provides that the credit may be allowed in the amount of $2,500 in the year the employee is hired and in the amount of $1,250 in the second year of employment. Provides that if the amount of the credit exceeds the taxpayer's liability for the taxable year, the excess may be carried forward and applied to the tax liability of the next 5 years. Effective immediately.