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  • NJ A1355
  • The "Green Building and Infrastructure Tax Credit Act"; provides tax credits for certain green buildings and wood utility poles.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill, entitled the "Green Building and Infrastructure Tax Credit Act," provides tax credits toward the corporation business tax, gross income tax, and certain other specified taxes for developers and owners who design and construct buildings that meet certain "green building" criteria. The "Green Building and Infrastructure Tax Credit Act" would be administered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury. The bill provides that a building would qualify for the tax credits if it meets the criteria required for: 1) Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum status under the LEED Green Building Rating System or the LEED for Homes Rating System, 2) a one, two, three, or four Globe status under the Green Globes Program adopted by the Green Building Initiative, or 3) the green building standards set forth in section 7 of the bill to be adopted by the DCA in consultation with the DEP. A taxpayer would also be allowed a credit against the franchise tax imposed pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1945, c.162 (C.54:10A-5) for the taxpayer's expense during the privilege period for the purchase of new wood utility poles. The bill directs the DCA, in consultation with the DEP, within one year after the date of enactment of the bill into law, to adopt standards for the "green building" criteria set forth in section 7 of the bill, and requires the standards to be reviewed and updated at least every two years from the date on which they are adopted. The tax credits provided by the bill would be available for seven years. The total of all credits which could be allocated in the first fiscal year after enactment would be no more than $20 million. In each of the subsequent six fiscal years, up to $50 million of credit allocations may be authorized per year, and any unused allocable amounts may roll over to subsequent fiscal years. An eligible taxpayer may apply no more than 20% of their total tax credit in any tax year.
Commerce and Economic Development
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee  (on 1/27/2016)

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee
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