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35 ILCS 25/25
(35 ILCS 25/25)
(a) Subject to the conditions set forth in this Act, an applicant is entitled to a credit against payment of taxes withheld under Section 704A of the Illinois Income Tax Act:
(1) for new employees who participated as
worker-trainees in the Put Illinois to Work Program during 2010:
(A) in the first calendar year ending on or after
the date that is 6 months after December 31, 2010, or the date of hire, whichever is later. Under this subparagraph, the applicant is entitled to one-half of the credit allowable for each new employee who is employed for at least 6 months after the date of hire; and
(B) in the first calendar year ending on or after
the date that is 12 months after December 31, 2010, or the date of hire, whichever is later. Under this subparagraph, the applicant is entitled to one-half of the credit allowable for each new employee who is employed for at least 12 months after the date of hire;
(2) for all other new employees, in the first
calendar year ending on or after the date that is 12 months after the date of hire of a new employee. The credit shall be allowed as a credit to an applicant for each full-time employee hired during the incentive period that results in a net increase in full-time Illinois employees, where the net increase in the employer's full-time Illinois employees is maintained for at least 12 months.
(b) The Department shall make credit awards under this Act to further job creation.
(c) The credit shall be claimed for the first calendar year ending on or after the date on which the certificate is issued by the Department.
(d) The credit shall not exceed $2,500 per new employee hired.
(e) The net increase in full-time Illinois employees, measured on an annual full-time equivalent basis, shall be the total number of full-time Illinois employees of the applicant on the final day of the incentive period, minus the number of full-time Illinois employees employed by the employer on the first day of that same incentive period. For purposes of the calculation, an employer that begins doing business in this State during the incentive period, as determined by the Director, shall be treated as having zero Illinois employees on the first day of the incentive period.
(f) The net increase in the number of full-time Illinois employees of the applicant under subsection (e) must be sustained continuously for at least 12 months, starting with the date of hire of a new employee during the incentive period. Eligibility for the credit does not depend on the continuous employment of any particular individual. For purposes of this subsection (f), if a new employee ceases to be employed before the completion of the 12-month period for any reason, the net increase in the number of full-time Illinois employees shall be treated as continuous if a different new employee is hired as a replacement within a reasonable time for the same position.
(g) The Department shall promulgate rules to enable an applicant for which a PEO has been contracted to issue W-2s and make payment of taxes withheld under Section 704A of the Illinois Income Tax Act for new employees to retain the benefit of tax credits to which the applicant is otherwise entitled under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-888, eff. 4-13-10; 96-1498, eff. 1-18-11; 97-636, eff. 6-1-12; 97-1052, eff. 8-23-12.)