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Date Published: 03/16/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 15, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1904


Introduced by Assembly Member Cervantes

January 22, 2018


An act to add and repeal Section 3073.7 of the Labor Code, and to add and repeal Sections 17053.14, 19560.3, and 23668 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to taxation, to take effect immediately, tax levy.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1904, as amended, Cervantes. Income taxes: credits: apprenticeships.
The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. Existing law provides for the establishment of apprenticeship programs in various trades, to be approved by the Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in any trade in the state or in a city or trade area whenever the apprentice training needs justify the establishment.
This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2023, would allow a credit against the taxes imposed under those tax laws in an amount equal to $1 for each hour a registered apprentice worked in the taxable year, up to $1,000 each for up to 10 registered apprentices, as defined, trained by the taxpayer in the taxable year. This bill would provide that the credit would have an aggregate cap of $10,000,000 for each calendar year. This bill would require the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in the Department of Industrial Relations, among other things, to establish a procedure for taxpayers, in the form and manner jointly prescribed by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards and the Franchise Tax Board, to apply and receive a certificate for purposes of the credit. This bill would also require the Division of Apprenticeship Standards to prepare reports for each of the 5 calendar years beginning on January 1, 2020, and before January 1, 2025, containing specified information relating to the credits, to be submitted to the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees, the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on or before March 1 of the following calendar year, commencing March 1, 2021.
This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 3073.7 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

3073.7.
 (a) The Division of Apprenticeship Standards shall prepare reports on the apprenticeship income tax credits allowed under Sections 17053.14 and 23668 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. The reports shall be for each of the five calendar years beginning on January 1, 2020, and before January 1, 2025, and shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:
(1) The number of companies or businesses taking advantage of the apprenticeship income tax credit.
(2) The number of apprentices participating in the apprenticeship programs and the number of apprentices who completed an apprenticeship program which was the basis of the apprenticeship income tax credits allowed under Sections 17053.14 and 23668 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(3) The number of apprentice program graduates hired by the taxpayer after the apprenticeship training was completed for which the taxpayer was allowed a credit under Sections 17053.14 and 23668 of the Revenue and Taxation Code for training that apprentice.
(4) Information on the employment status of individuals who have completed an apprenticeship to the extent the information is available.
(5) The fiscal impact of the apprenticeship income tax credits.
(6) (A) The number of apprentices that would have been admitted to an apprenticeship program irrespective of the apprenticeship income tax credits and the number of apprentices admitted into that apprenticeship program specifically because of the apprenticeship income tax credits.
(B) A taxpayer claiming apprenticeship income tax credits under Section 17053.14 or 23668 of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall report to the Division of Apprenticeship standards the information required by subparagraph (A).
(b) This The report required by subdivision (a) shall be submitted to the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees, the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on or before March 1 of the following calendar year, commencing March 1, 2021.
(c) This section shall be repealed on January 1, 2026.

SEC. 2.

 Section 17053.14 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

17053.14.
 (a) For each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2023, there shall be allowed a credit against the “net tax,” as defined in Section 17039, in an amount equal to one dollar ($1) for each hour a registered apprentice worked during the taxable year, up to one thousand dollars ($1,000), for each registered apprentice trained by the taxpayer in the taxable year, not to exceed 10 registered apprentices per taxable year.
(b) For purposes of this section, “registered apprentice” means an individual who meets all of the following requirements:
(1) Is 16 years of age or older at the time of application into the program.
(2) Meets one of the following requirements:
(A) Has not obtained a high school diploma and is enrolled in high school or a General Education Development test preparation program.
(B) Has obtained a high school diploma or General Education Development credential while participating in the apprenticeship.
(3) Is trained by the taxpayer through an apprenticeship program that meets all of the following requirements:
(A) The apprenticeship program is approved by the Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 3070) of Division 3 of the Labor Code and is also registered with the Office of Apprenticeship at the United States Department of Labor.
(B) The program is provided pursuant to an apprenticeship agreement as described in Section 3077 of the Labor Code.
(C) The minimum term in hours for the program is 2,000 hours.
(c) (1) (A) A credit shall only be allowed under this section for the taxable year if the taxpayer has received the certificate described in subparagraph (B) from the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in the Department of Industrial Relations. A certificate is required for each taxable year. The taxpayer shall provide a copy of the certificate to the Franchise Tax Board upon request.
(B) The Division of Apprenticeship Standards shall do all of the following:
(i) Establish a procedure for taxpayers, in the form and manner jointly prescribed by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards and the Franchise Tax Board, to apply and receive a certificate for purposes of this section.
(ii) Verify that the taxpayer is training during the taxable year an individual that meets the requirements to be a registered apprentice as described in subdivision (b).
(iii) Provide the taxpayer with a certificate for the registered apprentice. The certificate shall contain the name of the taxpayer and the name of the apprentice, a brief description of the apprenticeship, the primary location of the apprenticeship, and any other information the Division of Apprenticeship Standards or the Franchise Tax Board deems relevant.
(iv) Annually provide the Franchise Tax Board with a list of the names of the taxpayers that received certificates and the names of the registered apprentices of the taxpayer. The list may also contain any other information from the certificates.
(v) Inform the Franchise Tax Board if the Division of Apprenticeship Standards has knowledge that the training of a registered apprentice is terminated prior to the completion of the apprenticeship program after the taxpayer has received a certificate.
(2)  The Division of Apprenticeship Standards may adopt rules and regulations as reasonably necessary to effectuate this subdivision, but shall consult with the Franchise Tax Board.
(d) In the case where the credit allowed by this section exceeds the “net tax,” the excess may be carried over to reduce the “net tax” in the following year, and succeeding four years, if necessary, until the credit is exhausted.
(e) The Franchise Tax Board may prescribe rules, guidelines, or procedures necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section, except as otherwise specified in subdivision (c).
(f) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), if the training of a registered apprentice is terminated prior to the completion of the apprenticeship program, any unused carryover of the credit shall be canceled and any previously claimed credit that reduced net tax shall be recaptured by increasing the tax imposed by this part for the taxable year in which the training is terminated.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply if the training of a registered apprentice was terminated due to any of the following:
(A) The registered apprentice voluntarily leaves the apprenticeship program.
(B) The registered apprentice, before the end of the completion of the apprenticeship program described in paragraph (3) of subdivision (b), becomes disabled and unable to perform the services of that program, unless that disability is removed before the close of the period of that program and the taxpayer fails to offer reinstatement to the program for that apprentice.
(C) The training of a registered apprentice was terminated due to the misconduct, as defined in Sections 1256-30 to 1256-43, inclusive, of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, of that apprentice.
(D) The training of a registered apprentice was terminated due to a substantial reduction in the trade or business operations of the taxpayer.
(g) A deduction otherwise allowed under this part for any amount paid or incurred by the qualified taxpayer in training a registered apprentice as a trade or business expense shall be reduced by the amount of the credit allowed by this section.
(h) The aggregate amount of credits allowed under this section and Section 23668 shall not exceed ten million dollars ($10,000,000) for each calendar year.
(i) This section shall remain in effect only until December 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 19560.3 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

19560.3.
 (a) The Franchise Tax Board shall provide the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in the Department of Industrial Relations with any information necessary to prepare the report required pursuant to Section 3073.7 of the Labor Code.
(b) This section shall be repealed on January 1, 2026.

SEC. 4.

 Section 23668 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

23668.
 (a) For each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2023, there shall be allowed a credit against the “tax,” as defined in Section 23036, in an amount equal to one dollar ($1) for each hour a registered apprentice worked during the taxable year, up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each registered apprentice trained by the taxpayer in the taxable year, not to exceed 10 registered apprentices per taxable year.
(b) For purposes of this section, “registered apprentice” means an individual who meets all of the following requirements:
(1) Is 16 years of age or older at the time of application into the program.
(2) Meets one of the following requirements:
(A) Has not obtained a high school diploma and is enrolled in high school or a General Education Development test preparation program.
(B) Has obtained a high school diploma or General Education Development credential while participating in the apprenticeship.
(3) Is trained by the taxpayer through an apprenticeship program that meets all of the following requirements:
(A) The apprenticeship program is approved by the Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 3070) of Division 3 of the Labor Code and is also registered with the Office of Apprenticeship at the United States Department of Labor.
(B) The program is provided pursuant to an apprenticeship agreement as described in Section 3077 of the Labor Code.
(C) The minimum term in hours for the program is 2,000 hours.
(c) (1) (A) A credit shall only be allowed under this section for the taxable year if the taxpayer has received the certificate described in subparagraph (B) from the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in the Department of Industrial Relations. A certificate is required for each taxable year. The taxpayer shall provide a copy of the certificate to the Franchise Tax Board upon request.
(B) The Division of Apprenticeship Standards shall do all of the following:
(i) Establish a procedure for taxpayers, in the form and manner jointly prescribed by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards and the Franchise Tax Board, to apply and receive a certificate for purposes of this section.
(ii) Verify that the taxpayer is training during the taxable year an individual that meets the requirements to be a registered apprentice as described in subdivision (b).
(iii) Provide the taxpayer with a certificate for the registered apprentice. The certificate shall contain the name of the taxpayer and the name of the apprentice, a brief description of the apprenticeship, the primary location of the apprenticeship, and any other information the Division of Apprenticeship Standards or the Franchise Tax Board deems relevant.
(iv) Annually provide the Franchise Tax Board with a list of the names of the taxpayers that received certificates and the names of the registered apprentices of the taxpayer. The list may also contain any other information from the certificates.
(v) Inform the Franchise Tax Board if the Division of Apprenticeship Standards has knowledge that the training of a registered apprentice is terminated prior to the completion of the apprenticeship program after the taxpayer has received a certificate.
(2)  The Division of Apprenticeship Standards may adopt rules and regulations as reasonably necessary to effectuate this subdivision, but shall consult with the Franchise Tax Board.
(d) In the case where the credit allowed by this section exceeds the “tax,” the excess may be carried over to reduce the “tax” in the following year, and succeeding four years, if necessary, until the credit is exhausted.
(e) The Franchise Tax Board may prescribe rules, guidelines, or procedures necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section, except as otherwise specified in subdivision (c).
(f) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), if the training of a registered apprentice is terminated prior to the completion of the apprenticeship program, any unused carryover of the credit shall be canceled and any previously claimed credit that reduced tax shall be recaptured by increasing the tax imposed by this part for the taxable year in which the training is terminated.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply if the training of a registered apprentice was terminated due to any of the following:
(A) The registered apprentice voluntarily leaves the apprenticeship program.
(B) The registered apprentice, before the end of the completion of the apprenticeship program described in paragraph (3) of subdivision (b), becomes disabled and unable to perform the services of that program, unless that disability is removed before the close of the period of that program and the taxpayer fails to offer reinstatement to the program for that apprentice.
(C) The training of a registered apprentice was terminated due to the misconduct, as defined in Sections 1256-30 to 1256-43, inclusive, of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, of that apprentice.
(D) The training of a registered apprentice was terminated due to a substantial reduction in the trade or business operations of the taxpayer.
(g) A deduction otherwise allowed under this part for any amount paid or incurred by the qualified taxpayer in training a registered apprentice as a trade or business expense shall be reduced by the amount of the credit allowed by this section.
(h) The aggregate amount of credits allowed under this section and Section 17053.14 shall not exceed ten million dollars ($10,000,000) for each calendar year.
(i) This section shall remain in effect only until December 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 5.

 This act provides for a tax levy within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect.