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PROCESSING MATTERS ~CREDITS & REFUNDS ~ 2013 LCPA-LDR Liaison Meeting January 17, 2013 Dawn Bankston, LDR Office Audit Division.

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1 PROCESSING MATTERS ~CREDITS & REFUNDS ~ 2013 LCPA-LDR Liaison Meeting January 17, 2013 Dawn Bankston, LDR Office Audit Division

2 Credits & Refunds Agenda topics Documentation for Credits Refund Turnaround Time Movie Credits January 17,

3 Documentation for Credits Instruction booklets provide documentation requirements for credits. No significant changes for 2012 tax period Requests listed on agenda: Composite Returns e.g., Ad Valorem (Inventory & Vessels) Citizens Assessment Alternative Fuel Historic Rehabilitation Credits January 17, This information constitutes "informal advice" as contemplated by LA Administrative Code 61:III.101.D.3.

4 Documentation for Credits Composite Returns Credits cannot be claimed on a composite return until tax period 2013 Ad Valorem Tax Credit – Inventory Form R Schedule of Ad Valorem Tax Credit Claimed by Manufacturers, Distributors, and Retailers Attach tax assessments & cancelled checks for first 3 years claiming the credit Ad Valorem Tax Credit – Vessels For Offshore Vessels, submit a schedule similar to R Attach tax assessments & cancelled checks for first 3 years claiming the credit January 17, This information constitutes "informal advice" as contemplated by LA Administrative Code 61:III.101.D.3.

5 Documentation for Credits Citizens Assessment Declaration page(s) showing the Citizens assessment. Claim once per tax period on IT-540 or IT-540-INS, not both. For corporate income, CIFT-620 or CIFT-620-INS not both. Alternative Fuel Conversion vehicle – registration certificate, receipts for purchase & installation New vehicle – registration certificate, bill of sale Fueling station - invoices for equipment January 17, This information constitutes "informal advice" as contemplated by LA Administrative Code 61:III.101.D.3.

6 Documentation for Credits Historic Rehabilitation Credits Historic Preservation Certification Application Request for Certification of Completed Work Part 3 Transfer notice with copy of certification (Part 3 application) RS 47:6019(A)3 defines information and rules for transferring January 17, This information constitutes "informal advice" as contemplated by LA Administrative Code 61:III.101.D.3.

7 Refund Turnaround Time Individual Income Tax Refund Turnaround FYE12 20 day average turnaround for electronic returns 36 day average for all returns Business Tax Refund Turnaround FYE12 61% of all business tax refunds issued within 60 days Average turnaround time varies greatly by tax type, source of refund and dollar amount January 17,

8 Movie Credits Agenda Requests: 1. Penalty and Interest Calculation for Movie Credit Purchases. 2. Assessment of Penalty & Interest: (1) purchase date or (2) acknowledgement of credits. La. R.S. 47:1675(H) Transferable Credits Credits acquired through transfer can be applied to any outstanding income tax liability and any related penalty & interest. Revenue Ruling FAQs Concerning Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit Page 6 provides guidance on Application of the Credits January 17, This information constitutes "informal advice" as contemplated by LA Administrative Code 61:III.101.D.3.

9 Movie Credits RR Application of transferrable credits in hands of purchaser/transferee: 1. Can a return be amended to apply newly acquired credits to a previous tax year if the income tax from that year is not currently due? No, purchased credits cannot be used to eliminate a tax liability from a previous year that has already been satisfied or is not currently due. A taxpayer cannot amend a previous year return, apply newly acquired credits and generate a refund with interest. January 17, This information constitutes "informal advice" as contemplated by LA Administrative Code 61:III.101.D.3.

10 Movie Credits RR Application of transferrable credits in hands of purchaser/transferee: 2. Can a return be amended to apply newly acquired credits to a previous tax year if an income tax liability is still outstanding from a previous year? Yes, purchased credits can be applied to any income tax liability that is outstanding subject to carry-forward limits. Penalties and interest continue to accrue until the taxes on which such penalties and interest are accruing are paid. The purchased credits will be applied as a payment, not an offset of tax on the tax return. The effective date of the payment will be the same day that LDR receives the amended return claiming the credits or other written notification requesting that the credits be applied to the outstanding liability. January 17, This information constitutes "informal advice" as contemplated by LA Administrative Code 61:III.101.D.3.

11 Movie Credits RR Application of transferrable credits in hands of purchaser/transferee: 3. Can a purchased credit be used to eliminate any penalties and interest on overdue income tax liabilities from previous years? No, purchased credits cannot be used to eliminate any penalties and interest on overdue income taxes from prior years. The purchased credits can be applied to penalties and interest. Penalties and interest will continue to accrue until the taxes on which such penalties and interest are accruing are paid. The purchased credits will be applied as a payment, not an offset of tax on the tax return. The effective date of the payment will be the same day that LDR receives the amended return claiming the credits or other written notification requesting that the credits be applied to the outstanding liability. January 17, This information constitutes "informal advice" as contemplated by LA Administrative Code 61:III.101.D.3.

12 Movie Credits Application of transferrable credits in hands of purchaser/transferee dawns write-in, not in RR Can a taxpayer claim credits that have not yet been purchased? Credits must be purchased prior to the later of (1) due date of the tax or (2) filing the return. Credits purchased after the later of these dates will be applied as a payment with an effective date of the credit purchase date. Ex1: File 4/15 with credits, purchase credits 5/1, tax due 5/15 = OK Ex2: File 5/15 with credits, purchase credits 6/1, tax due 5/15 = credit applied as payment with effective date of 6/1. In this case interest and penalty would be assessed from 5/15 – 6/1. January 17, This information constitutes "informal advice" as contemplated by LA Administrative Code 61:III.101.D.3.

13 Submitting Documentation for E-Filed Returns Fax return attachments to LDR E-Return attachment fax number. fax (225) Include taxpayers name, account number, and tax filing period on the top of the first page of the fax. Send separate fax for each taxpayer. An electronic image of the fax will be stored to the taxpayers account. January 17,


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