(20 ILCS 663/5)
As used in this Act:
"Applicable percentage" means 0% for each of the first 2 credit allowance dates, 7% for the third credit allowance date, and 8% for the next 4 credit allowance dates.
"Credit allowance date" means with respect to any qualified equity investment:
(1) the date on which the investment is initially
(2) each of the 6 anniversary dates of that date
"Department" means the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
"Long-term debt security" means any debt instrument issued by a qualified community development entity, at par value or a premium, with an original maturity date of at least 7 years from the date of its issuance, with no acceleration of repayment, amortization, or prepayment features prior to its original maturity date. Cumulative cash payments of interest on the qualified debt instrument during the period commencing with the issuance of the qualified debt instrument and ending with the seventh anniversary of its issuance shall not exceed the sum of such cash interest payments and the cumulative net income of the issuing community development entity for the same period. This definition in no way limits the holder's ability to accelerate payments on the debt instrument in situations where the issuer has defaulted on covenants designed to ensure compliance with this Act or Section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
"Purchase price" means the amount paid to the issuer of a qualified equity investment for that qualified equity investment.
"Qualified active low-income community business" has the meaning given to that term in Section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; except that any business that derives or projects to derive 15% or more of its annual revenue from the rental or sale of real estate is not considered to be a qualified active low-income community business. This exception does not apply to a business that is controlled by or under common control with another business if the second business (i) does not derive or project to derive 15% or more of its annual revenue from the rental or sale of real estate and (ii) is the primary tenant of the real estate leased from the initial business. A business shall be considered a qualified active low-income community business for the duration of the qualified community development entity's investment in or loan to the business if the entity reasonably expects, at the time it makes the investment or loan, that the business will continue to satisfy the requirements for being a qualified active low-income community business throughout the entire period of the investment or loan.
"Qualified community development entity" has the meaning given to that term in Section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; provided that such entity has entered into, or is controlled by an entity that has entered into, an allocation agreement with the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund of the U.S. Treasury Department with respect to credits authorized by Section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, that includes the State of Illinois within the service area set forth in that allocation agreement.
"Qualified equity investment" means any equity investment in, or long-term debt security issued by, a qualified community development entity that:
(1) is acquired after the effective date of this Act
at its original issuance solely in exchange for cash;
(2) with respect to qualified equity investments
made before January 1, 2017, has at least 85% of its cash purchase price used by the issuer to make qualified low-income community investments in the State of Illinois, and, with respect to qualified equity investments made on or after January 1, 2017, has 100% of the cash purchase price used by the issuer to make qualified low-income community investments in the State of Illinois; and
(3) is designated by the issuer as a qualified
equity investment under this Act; with respect to qualified equity investments made on or after January 1, 2017, is designated by the issuer as a qualified equity investment under Section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; and is certified by the Department as not exceeding the limitation contained in Section 20.
This term includes any qualified equity investment that does not meet the provisions of item (1) of this definition if the investment was a qualified equity investment in the hands of a prior holder.
"Qualified low-income community investment" means any capital or equity investment in, or loan to, any qualified active low-income community business. With respect to any one qualified active low-income community business, the maximum amount of qualified low-income community investments made in that business, on a collective basis with all of its affiliates that may be counted towards the satisfaction of paragraph (2) of the definition of qualified equity investment, shall be $10,000,000 whether issued to one or several qualified community development entities.
"Tax credit" means a credit against any income, franchise, or insurance premium taxes, including insurance retaliatory taxes, otherwise due under Illinois law.
"Taxpayer" means any individual or entity subject to any income, franchise, or insurance premium tax under Illinois law.
(Source: P.A. 100-408, eff. 8-25-17.)