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92_HB4250 LRB9213662AGmb 1 AN ACT concerning income taxes. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Income Tax Act is amended by 5 adding Section 213 as follows: 6 (35 ILCS 5/213 new) 7 Sec. 213. Tax credit for employer-provided long-term 8 care insurance. 9 (a) For taxable years ending on or after December 31, 10 2002, each taxpayer who is an employer is entitled to a tax 11 credit against the tax imposed by subsections (a) and (b) of 12 Section 201 in an amount equal to 5% of the costs incurred by 13 the taxpayer during the taxable year to provide long-term 14 care insurance as a part of an employee benefit package. The 15 credit, however, may not exceed the lesser of (i) $5,000 or 16 (ii) $100 for each employee covered by long-term care 17 insurance provided under the employee benefit package. 18 (b) As used in this Section, "long-term care insurance" 19 means that term as defined in Article XIXA of the Illinois 20 Insurance Code. 21 (c) If the amount of the credit exceeds the tax 22 liability for the year, the excess may be carried forward and 23 applied to the tax liability of the 5 taxable years following 24 the excess credit year. The credit must be applied to the 25 earliest year for which there is a tax liability. If there 26 are credits from more than one tax year that are available to 27 offset a liability, the earlier credit must be applied first. 28 (d) This Section is exempt from the provisions of 29 Section 250. 30 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on -2- LRB9213662AGmb 1 January 1, 2003.
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