DRS: Electronic Data Processing Tax Credit 01MAR2012

Electronic Data Processing Equipment Property Tax Credit     

Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-217t

                                                                


 

Description and Applicable Taxes

A tax credit equal to 100% of the personal property tax owed and paid on electronic data processing (EDP) equipment during any income year may be applied against the taxes imposed under Chapters 207, 208, 208a, 209, 210, 211, or 212 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

 

If the EDP equipment is leased, the lessee will be entitled to claim this tax credit if the lease by its terms or operation imposes on the lessee the cost of the personal property taxes on such equipment. However, the lessor and lessee may elect in writing that the lessor may claim the tax credit. The lessor will provide a copy of the written election upon the request of the Department of Revenue Services (DRS).

 

 

Definition

Electronic data processing equipment means computers, printers, peripheral computer equipment, bundled software, and any computer-based equipment acting as a computer, as defined under section 168 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and any other equipment reported as Code 20 property on the Personal Property Declaration as prescribed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

 

 

Tax Credit Amount

The amount allowed as a tax credit is 100% of the Connecticut personal property tax owed and paid in any income year on EDP equipment. Such amount shall not include any interest or penalty paid.

 

 

Carryforward and Carryback Limitations

It the amount of tax credit allowable in any income year exceeds the taxes imposed under Chapters 207, 208, 208a, 209, 210, 211, or 212 of the Connecticut General Statutes, then any unused tax credit balance may be carried forward to any of the five succeeding income years. No carryback is allowed.

 

 

How to Claim Tax Credit

Complete Form CT-1120 EDPC, Electronic Data Processing Equipment Property Tax Credit, and attach it to Form CT-1120K, Business Tax Credit Summary, and/or Form CT-207K, Insurance/Health Care Tax Credit Schedule.

 

 

Rules Relating to Ordering

Taxpayers shall be allowed this tax credit only after all other allowable tax credits have been applied. If the taxpayer uses this tax credit, the tax credit must first be used against the tax imposed under Chapter 208, and then against the taxes imposed under Chapters 207, 208a, 209, 210, 211, or 212 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

 

 

Combined Return Filers

If a taxpayer is filing Form CT-1120CR, Combined Corporation Business Tax Return, this tax credit will be allowed on a combined basis so that the EDP equipment property tax credits of each company will be combined and allowed against the combined tax liability of the members included in the combined return.

 

EDP tax credits of taxpayers which are only subject to the tax imposed under Chapter 208 must be used prior to credits of companies included in the combined return which are also subject to tax under Chapters 207, 208a, 209, 210, 211, or 212, of the Connecticut General Statutes.

 

 

Where to Get Additional Information

Direct inquiries to:

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

Taxpayer Services Division

25 Sigourney St Ste 2

Hartford CT 06106

1-800-382-9463 (Connecticut calls outside the Greater Hartford calling area only), or
860-297-5962 (from anywhere)

860-297-5962

www.ct.gov/DRS

 

 

Statutory and Regulatory References

Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-217t

 

 

Last updated March 1, 2012