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(35 ILCS 25/10)
In this Act:
"Applicant" means a person that is operating a business located within the State of Illinois that is engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce and either:
(1) has no more than 50 full-time employees, without
regard to the location of employment of such employees at the beginning of the incentive period; or
(2) hired within the incentive period an employee who
had participated as worker-trainee in the Put Illinois to Work Program during 2010.
In the case of any person that is a member of a unitary business group within the meaning of subdivision (a)(27) of Section 1501 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, "applicant" refers to the unitary business group.
"Certificate" means the tax credit certificate issued by the Department under Section 35 of this Act.
"Certificate of eligibility" means the certificate issued by the Department under Section 20 of this Act.
"Credit" means the amount awarded by the Department to an applicant by issuance of a certificate under Section 35 of this Act for each new full-time equivalent employee hired or job created.
"Department" means the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
"Director" means the Director of the Department.
"Full-time employee" means an individual who is employed for a basic wage for at least 35 hours each week or who renders any other standard of service generally accepted by industry custom or practice as full-time employment. An individual for whom a W-2 is issued by a Professional Employer Organization is a full-time employee if he or she is employed in the service of the applicant for a basic wage for at least 35 hours each week or renders any other standard of service generally accepted by industry custom or practice as full-time employment. For the purposes of this Act, such an individual shall be considered a full-time employee of the applicant.
"Professional Employer Organization" (PEO) shall have the same meaning as defined in Section 5-5 of the Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit Act. As used in this Section, "Professional Employer Organization" does not include a day and temporary labor service agency regulated under the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act.
"Incentive period" means the period beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following year. The first incentive period shall begin on July 1, 2010 and the last incentive period shall end on June 30, 2016.
"Basic wage" means compensation for employment that is no less than $10 per hour or the equivalent salary for a new employee.
"New employee" means a full-time employee:
(1) who first became employed by an applicant with
less than 50 full-time employees within the incentive period whose hire results in a net increase in the applicant's full-time Illinois employees and who is receiving a basic wage as compensation; or
(2) who participated as a worker-trainee in the Put
Illinois to Work Program during 2010 and who is subsequently hired during the incentive period by an applicant and who is receiving a basic wage as compensation.
The term "new employee" does not include:
(1) a person who was previously employed in Illinois
by the applicant or a related member prior to the onset of the incentive period; or
(2) any individual who has a direct or indirect
ownership interest of at least 5% in the profits, capital, or value of the applicant or a related member.
"Noncompliance date" means, in the case of an applicant that is not complying with the requirements of the provisions of this Act, the day following the last date upon which the taxpayer was in compliance with the requirements of the provisions of this Act, as determined by the Director, pursuant to Section 45 of this Act.
"Put Illinois to Work Program" means a worker training and employment program that was established by the State of Illinois with funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services of Emergency Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA TANF Funds). These ARRA TANF funds were in turn used by the State of Illinois to fund the Put Illinois to Work Program.
"Related member" means a person that, with respect to the applicant during any portion of the incentive period, is any one of the following,
(1) An individual, if the individual and the members
of the individual's family (as defined in Section 318 of the Internal Revenue Code) own directly, indirectly, beneficially, or constructively, in the aggregate, at least 50% of the value of the outstanding profits, capital, stock, or other ownership interest in the applicant.
(2) A partnership, estate, or trust and any partner
or beneficiary, if the partnership, estate, or trust and its partners or beneficiaries own directly, indirectly, beneficially, or constructively, in the aggregate, at least 50% of the profits, capital, stock, or other ownership interest in the applicant.
(3) A corporation, and any party related to the
corporation in a manner that would require an attribution of stock from the corporation under the attribution rules of Section 318 of the Internal Revenue Code, if the applicant and any other related member own, in the aggregate, directly, indirectly, beneficially, or constructively, at least 50% of the value of the corporation's outstanding stock.
(4) A corporation and any party related to that
corporation in a manner that would require an attribution of stock from the corporation to the party or from the party to the corporation under the attribution rules of Section 318 of the Internal Revenue Code, if the corporation and all such related parties own, in the aggregate, at least 50% of the profits, capital, stock, or other ownership interest in the applicant.
(5) A person to or from whom there is attribution of
stock ownership in accordance with Section 1563(e) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that for purposes of determining whether a person is a related member under this paragraph, "20%" shall be substituted for "5%" whenever "5%" appears in Section 1563(e) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)