26 U.S. Code § 1396 - Empowerment zone employment credit
For purposes of section 38, the amount of the empowerment zone employment credit determined under this section with respect to any employer for any taxable year is the applicable percentage of the qualified zone wages paid or incurred during the calendar year which ends with or within such taxable year.
For purposes of this section, the term “qualified zone wages” means any wages paid or incurred by an employer for services performed by an employee while such employee is a qualified zone employee.
With respect to each qualified zone employee, the amount of qualified zone wages which may be taken into account for a calendar year shall not exceed $15,000.
The term “qualified zone wages” shall not include wages taken into account in determining the credit under section 51.
A prior section 1396, added Pub. L. 95–600, title VI, § 601(a), Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2895; amended Pub. L. 96–595, § 3(a)(6), (9), (10), Dec. 24, 1980, 94 Stat. 3465, related to minimum distributions by an electing general stock ownership corporation, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–514, title XIII, § 1303(a), Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2658.
2000—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(7) [title I, § 113(a)], amended subsec. (b) generally, substituting provisions establishing an applicable percentage of 20 percent for provisions setting out tables for determining the applicable percentage.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(7) [title I, § 113(b)], struck out heading and text of subsec. (e). Text read as follows: “This section shall be applied without regard to any empowerment zone designated under section 1391(g).”
1997—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–34 substituted “For purposes of this section—
“(1) In general.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), the term ‘applicable percentage’ means the percentage determined in accordance with the following table:”
for “For purposes of this section, the term ‘applicable percentage’ means the percentage determined in accordance with the following table:” and added par. (2).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 105–34, § 952(b), added subsec. (e).
1996—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 104–188 substituted “work opportunity credit” for “targeted jobs credit” in heading.
Amendment by section 951(b) of Pub. L. 105–34 effective Aug. 5, 1997, except that designations of new empowerment zones made pursuant to amendments by section 951 of Pub. L. 105–34 to be made during 180-day period beginning Aug. 5, 1997, and no designation pursuant to such amendments to take effect before Jan. 1, 2000, see section 951(c) of Pub. L. 105–34, set out as a note under section 1391 of this title.
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