Notice of Intended Action

Broadband infrastructure grant exemption, 40.84, 53.28, 59.30

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ARC 5399C

REVENUE DEPARTMENT[701]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to broadband infrastructure grant exemption and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Revenue Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 40, "Determination of Net Income," Chapter 53, "Determination of Net Income," and Chapter 59, "Determination of Net Income," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 422.68.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 422.7, 422.35 and 422.61.

Purpose and Summary

This proposed rule making is intended to implement new income tax exemptions created by 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2641, for certain broadband grants provided to qualified service providers by providing definitions necessary to implement those exemptions.

Fiscal Impact

These amendments have no fiscal impact beyond that of the legislation they are intended to implement.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 701—7.28(17A).

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 16, 2021. Comments should be directed to:

Benjamin Clough

Department of Revenue

Hoover State Office Building

P.O. Box 10457

Des Moines, Iowa 50306

Phone: 515.587.0662

Email: ben.clough@iowa.gov

Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making actions are proposed:

Item 1. Adopt the following new rule 701—40.84(422):

701—40.84(422) Broadband infrastructure grant exemption.

40.84(1) Broadband infrastructure grant exemption, generally. For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, certain qualifying communications service providers may subtract, to the extent included in income, the amount of qualifying government grants used to install broadband infrastructure that facilitates broadband service in targeted service areas at or above download and upload speeds identified by the Federal Communications Commission pursuant to Section 706 of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, as amended. This rule explains terms not defined in Iowa Code section 422.7.

40.84(2) Definitions.

"Facilitate" shall have the same meaning as defined in Iowa Code section 8B.1.

"Grant" means a transfer for a governmental purpose of money or property to a transferee that is not a related party to or an agent of the transferor. The transfer must not impose any obligation or condition to directly or indirectly repay any amount to the transferor or a related party. Obligations or conditions intended solely to assure expenditure of the transferred moneys in accordance with the governmental purpose of the transfer do not prevent a transfer from being a grant.

1."Federal grant" means any grant issued by the United States government, including any agency or instrumentality thereof.

2."State grant" means any grant issued by any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a territory or possession of the United States, including any agency or instrumentality thereof.

3."Local grant" means any grant issued by any city, county, township, school district, or any other unit of local government, including any agency or instrumentality thereof.

40.84(3) Limitation on certain refund claims. For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2020, refund claims resulting from this exemption must be filed prior to October 1, 2020. No refunds shall be issued for claims filed on or after that date.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 422.7 as amended by 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2641.

Item 2. Adopt the following new rule 701—53.28(422):

701—53.28(422) Broadband infrastructure grant exemption.

53.28(1) Broadband infrastructure grant exemption, generally. For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, certain qualifying communications service providers may subtract, to the extent included in income, the amount of qualifying government grants used to install broadband infrastructure that facilitates broadband service in targeted service areas at or above download and upload speeds identified by the Federal Communications Commission pursuant to Section 706 of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, as amended. This rule explains terms not defined in Iowa Code section 422.35.

53.28(2) Definitions.

"Facilitate" shall have the same meaning as defined in Iowa Code section 8B.1.

"Grant" means a transfer for a governmental purpose of money or property to a transferee that is not a related party to or an agent of the transferor. The transfer must not impose any obligation or condition to directly or indirectly repay any amount to the transferor or a related party. Obligations or conditions intended solely to assure expenditure of the transferred moneys in accordance with the governmental purpose of the transfer do not prevent a transfer from being a grant.

1."Federal grant" means any grant issued by the United States government, including any agency or instrumentality thereof.

2."State grant" means any grant issued by any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a territory or possession of the United States, including any agency or instrumentality thereof.

3."Local grant" means any grant issued by any city, county, township, school district, or any other unit of local government, including any agency or instrumentality thereof.

53.28(3) Limitation on certain refund claims. For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2020, refund claims resulting from this exemption must be filed prior to October 1, 2020. No refunds shall be issued for claims filed on or after that date.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 422.35 as amended by 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2641.

Item 3. Adopt the following new rule 701—59.30(422):

701—59.30(422) Broadband infrastructure grant exemption.

59.30(1) Broadband infrastructure grant exemption, generally. For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, certain qualifying communications service providers may subtract, to the extent included in income, the amount of qualifying government grants used to install broadband infrastructure that facilitates broadband service in targeted service areas at or above download and upload speeds identified by the Federal Communications Commission pursuant to Section 706 of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, as amended. This rule explains terms not defined in Iowa Code section 422.35.

59.30(2) Definitions.

"Facilitate" shall have the same meaning as defined in Iowa Code section 8B.1.

"Grant" means a transfer for a governmental purpose of money or property to a transferee that is not a related party to or an agent of the transferor. The transfer must not impose any obligation or condition to directly or indirectly repay any amount to the transferor or a related party. Obligations or conditions intended solely to assure expenditure of the transferred moneys in accordance with the governmental purpose of the transfer do not prevent a transfer from being a grant.

1."Federal grant" means any grant issued by the United States government, including any agency or instrumentality thereof.

2."State grant" means any grant issued by any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a territory or possession of the United States, including any agency or instrumentality thereof.

3."Local grant" means any grant issued by any city, county, township, school district, or any other unit of local government, including any agency or instrumentality thereof.

59.30(3) Limitation on certain refund claims. For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2020, refund claims resulting from this exemption must be filed prior to October 1, 2020. No refunds shall be issued for claims filed on or after that date.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 422.35 as amended by 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2641.

Revenue Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 2/16/2021.

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