Florida Senate - 2019 CS for CS for SB 576
By the Committees on Appropriations; and Finance and Tax; and
Senators Perry and Flores
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to the corporate income tax; amending
3 s. 220.03, F.S.; adopting the Internal Revenue Code in
4 effect on January 1, 2019; providing applicability;
5 amending s. 220.1105, F.S.; revising definitions;
6 deleting provisions providing for a rate adjustment;
7 providing for refunds of certain corporate income tax
8 receipts in a certain fiscal year; revising
9 requirements for the Department of Revenue in making
10 certain determinations and in refunding eligible
11 taxpayers; amending s. 220.13, F.S.; providing for the
12 subtraction of global intangible low-taxed income from
13 taxable income for the purpose of determining adjusted
14 federal income; specifying the extent to which certain
15 amounts may be subtracted; providing applicability;
16 creating s. 220.27, F.S.; requiring taxpayers filing
17 returns during a certain timeframe to submit specified
18 information to the department by certain means;
19 defining the term “NAICS”; requiring the department,
20 by a certain date, to create a secure online
21 application for submitting such information; requiring
22 certain persons to certify the information is true and
23 correct; specifying deadlines for submitting the
24 information; authorizing the department to perform
25 certain audits and investigations; providing a penalty
26 for failure to provide the information; requiring the
27 penalty to be deposited into the General Revenue Fund;
28 authorizing the department to settle or compromise the
29 penalty under certain circumstances; providing for
30 expiration; authorizing the department to adopt
31 emergency rules; providing for expiration of the
32 authorization; providing an appropriation; providing
33 an effective date.
35 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
37 Section 1. Paragraph (n) of subsection (1) and paragraph
38 (c) of subsection (2) of section 220.03, Florida Statutes, are
39 amended to read:
40 220.03 Definitions.—
41 (1) SPECIFIC TERMS.—When used in this code, and when not
42 otherwise distinctly expressed or manifestly incompatible with
43 the intent thereof, the following terms shall have the following
45 (n) “Internal Revenue Code” means the United States
46 Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended and in effect on
47 January 1, 2019
2018, except as provided in subsection (3).
48 (2) DEFINITIONAL RULES.—When used in this code and neither
49 otherwise distinctly expressed nor manifestly incompatible with
50 the intent thereof:
51 (c) Any term used in this code has the same meaning as when
52 used in a comparable context in the Internal Revenue Code and
53 other statutes of the United States relating to federal income
54 taxes, as such code and statutes are in effect on January 1,
55 2019 2018. However, if subsection (3) is implemented, the
56 meaning of a term shall be taken at the time the term is applied
57 under this code.
58 Section 2. The amendment made by this act to s. 220.03,
59 Florida Statutes, applies to taxable years beginning on or after
60 January 1, 2019.
61 Section 3. Section 220.1105, Florida Statutes, is amended
62 to read:
63 220.1105 Tax imposed; Automatic refunds and downward
64 adjustments to tax rates.—
65 (1) As used in this section, the term:
66 (a) “Net collections” means the total amount of taxes
67 collected under this chapter by the department in a the 2018
68 2019 fiscal year, including related interest and penalties,
69 minus the total amount of refunds of taxes levied under this
70 chapter and issued by the department in that fiscal year, not
71 including refunds issued pursuant to paragraph (2)(c). No later
72 than September 1, 2019, and September 1, 2020, the Office of
73 Economic and Demographic Research shall determine net
74 collections for the most recent 2018-2019 fiscal year.
75 (b) “Forecasted net collections” means the amount of net
76 collections forecasted for a the 2018-2019 fiscal year by the
77 Revenue Estimating Conference on February 23, 2018.
78 (c) “Adjusted forecasted collections” means forecasted net
79 collections for a the 2018-2019 fiscal year multiplied by 1.07.
80 (d) “Tax rate imposed” is the tax rate as defined in ss.
81 220.11(2) and 220.63(2) adjusted as set forth in this section.
82 (2) The tax rate imposed shall be adjusted based on net
83 collections in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. If the net collections
84 exceed the adjusted forecasted collections, the tax rate imposed
85 for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, shall
86 be the tax rate imposed for taxable years beginning on or after
87 January 1, 2018, multiplied by the quotient of the adjusted
88 forecasted collections divided by the net collections. The
89 resulting tax rate shall be rounded to the nearest thousandth
90 and rounded down if the fourth digit to the right of the decimal
91 point is the number five.
92 (3) By October 1, 2019, the Department of Revenue shall
93 calculate the tax rate imposed, if it is to be adjusted pursuant
94 to subsection (2), and shall on that same date report the
95 results of such calculation to the Governor, the President of
96 the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
97 (2) (4) For the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 fiscal years, any
98 amount by which net collections for the fiscal year exceed
99 adjusted forecasted collections for the same 2018-2019 fiscal
100 year shall only be used to provide refunds to corporate income
101 tax payers as follows:
102 (a) For purposes of this subsection:
103 1. “Eligible taxpayer for a fiscal year” means:
104 a. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, a taxpayer whose taxable
105 year begins between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018, and whose
106 final tax liability for such taxable year is greater than zero.
107 b. For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, a taxpayer whose taxable
108 year begins between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019, and whose
109 final tax liability for such taxable year is greater than zero.
110 2. “Excess collections for a fiscal year” means the amount
111 by which net collections for a fiscal the 2018-2019 year exceed
112 adjusted forecasted collections for that fiscal year.
113 3. “Final tax liability” means the taxpayer’s amount of tax
114 due under this chapter for a taxable year, reported on a return
115 filed with the department pursuant to s. 220.222, including a
116 return filed timely pursuant to a valid extension.
117 4. “Total eligible tax liability for a fiscal year” means
118 the sum of final tax liabilities of all eligible taxpayers for a
119 fiscal year, as such liabilities are shown on the latest return
120 filed with the department as of the February 1 immediately
121 following that fiscal year.
122 5. “Taxpayer refund share for a fiscal year” means an
123 eligible taxpayer’s final tax liability as a percentage of the
124 total eligible tax liability for that fiscal year.
125 6. “Taxpayer refund for a fiscal year” means the taxpayer
126 refund share for a fiscal year multiplied by the excess
127 collections for that fiscal year.
128 (b) No later than April 15 following a fiscal year February
129 15, 2020, the department shall determine total eligible tax
130 liability for that fiscal year, the taxpayer refund share for
131 that fiscal year for each eligible taxpayer, and the taxpayer
132 refund for that fiscal year for each eligible taxpayer.
133 (c) No later than May 1 following a fiscal year March 1,
134 2020, the department shall refund a taxpayer refund for that
135 fiscal year to each eligible taxpayer.
136 (5) Tax rate adjustments pursuant to this section are
137 repealed for taxable years beginning on or after January 1,
139 Section 4. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
140 220.13, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
141 220.13 “Adjusted federal income” defined.—
142 (1) The term “adjusted federal income” means an amount
143 equal to the taxpayer’s taxable income as defined in subsection
144 (2), or such taxable income of more than one taxpayer as
145 provided in s. 220.131, for the taxable year, adjusted as
147 (b) Subtractions.—
148 1. There shall be subtracted from such taxable income:
149 a. The net operating loss deduction allowable for federal
150 income tax purposes under s. 172 of the Internal Revenue Code
151 for the taxable year, except that any net operating loss that is
152 transferred pursuant to s. 220.194(6) may not be deducted by the
154 b. The net capital loss allowable for federal income tax
155 purposes under s. 1212 of the Internal Revenue Code for the
156 taxable year,
157 c. The excess charitable contribution deduction allowable
158 for federal income tax purposes under s. 170(d)(2) of the
159 Internal Revenue Code for the taxable year, and
160 d. The excess contributions deductions allowable for
161 federal income tax purposes under s. 404 of the Internal Revenue
162 Code for the taxable year.
164 However, a net operating loss and a capital loss shall never be
165 carried back as a deduction to a prior taxable year, but all
166 deductions attributable to such losses shall be deemed net
167 operating loss carryovers and capital loss carryovers,
168 respectively, and treated in the same manner, to the same
169 extent, and for the same time periods as are prescribed for such
170 carryovers in ss. 172 and 1212, respectively, of the Internal
171 Revenue Code.
172 2. There shall be subtracted from such taxable income any
173 amount to the extent included therein the following:
174 a. Dividends treated as received from sources without the
175 United States, as determined under s. 862 of the Internal
176 Revenue Code.
177 b. All amounts included in taxable income under s. 78, or
178 s. 951, or s. 951A of the Internal Revenue Code.
180 However, any amount subtracted under this subparagraph shall
181 only be allowed to the extent that such amount is not deductible
182 in determining federal taxable income. As to any amount
183 subtracted under this subparagraph, there shall be added to such
184 taxable income all expenses deducted on the taxpayer’s return
185 for the taxable year which are attributable, directly or
186 indirectly, to such subtracted amount. Further, no amount shall
187 be subtracted with respect to dividends paid or deemed paid by a
188 Domestic International Sales Corporation.
189 3. In computing “adjusted federal income” for taxable years
190 beginning after December 31, 1976, there shall be allowed as a
191 deduction the amount of wages and salaries paid or incurred
192 within this state for the taxable year for which no deduction is
193 allowed pursuant to s. 280C(a) of the Internal Revenue Code
194 (relating to credit for employment of certain new employees).
195 4. There shall be subtracted from such taxable income any
196 amount of nonbusiness income included therein.
197 5. There shall be subtracted any amount of taxes of foreign
198 countries allowable as credits for taxable years beginning on or
199 after September 1, 1985, under s. 901 of the Internal Revenue
200 Code to any corporation which derived less than 20 percent of
201 its gross income or loss for its taxable year ended in 1984 from
202 sources within the United States, as described in s.
203 861(a)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code, not including credits
204 allowed under ss. 902 and 960 of the Internal Revenue Code,
205 withholding taxes on dividends within the meaning of sub
206 subparagraph 2.a., and withholding taxes on royalties, interest,
207 technical service fees, and capital gains.
208 6. Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, except
209 with respect to amounts subtracted pursuant to subparagraphs 1.
210 and 3., any increment of any apportionment factor which is
211 directly related to an increment of gross receipts or income
212 which is deducted, subtracted, or otherwise excluded in
213 determining adjusted federal income shall be excluded from both
214 the numerator and denominator of such apportionment factor.
215 Further, all valuations made for apportionment factor purposes
216 shall be made on a basis consistent with the taxpayer’s method
217 of accounting for federal income tax purposes.
218 Section 5. The amendment made by this act to s. 220.13,
219 Florida Statutes, applies to taxable years beginning on or after
220 January 1, 2018.
221 Section 6. Section 220.27, Florida Statutes, is created to
223 220.27 Additional required information.—
224 (1)(a) Every taxpayer that is required to file a return
225 under s. 220.22(1) for a taxable year beginning during the 2018
226 or 2019 calendar years must submit to the department the
227 following information for those taxable years using the online
228 application on the department’s website:
229 1. The taxpayer’s name, federal taxpayer identification
230 number, taxable year beginning date, taxable year ending date,
231 and whether a consolidated return for the taxpayer is required
232 or elected under s. 220.131.
233 2. The taxpayer’s NAICS code for business activity that
234 generates the greatest proportion of gross receipts of the
235 taxpayer. As used in this subparagraph, the term “NAICS” means
236 those classifications contained in the North American Industry
237 Classification System, as published in 2007 by the Office of
238 Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President.
239 3. The taxpayer’s taxable income, as that term is defined
240 in s. 220.13(2), and the taxpayer’s state apportionment fraction
241 pursuant to s. 220.15 for the taxable year.
242 4. The amount of global intangible low-taxed income
243 included in federal taxable income under s. 951A of the Internal
244 Revenue Code, and the amount of the related deduction under s.
245 250 of the Internal Revenue Code as it pertains to s. 951A of
246 the Internal Revenue Code.
247 5. The amount of foreign-derived intangible income computed
248 for the federal return for the taxable year and the amount of
249 the related deduction under s. 250 of the Internal Revenue Code,
250 as it pertains to foreign-derived intangible income.
251 6. The amount of business interest expense deducted on the
252 federal return under s. 163 of the Internal Revenue Code,
253 including any carryover; the amount of current year business
254 interest expense, including any carryover, which was not
255 deducted due to the limitation in s. 163(j) of the Internal
256 Revenue Code; and the amount of business interest expense
257 carried over from previous taxable years.
258 7. The amount of federal net operating loss deduction under
259 s. 172 of the Internal Revenue Code applied in determining
260 federal taxable income and the amount of federal net operating
261 loss carryover that was not applied due to the limitation in s.
262 172(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
263 8. The total amount of state net operating loss carryover
264 available after the filing of the return for the taxable year.
265 9. The total amount of the state alternative minimum tax
266 credit carryover available after the filing of the return for
267 the taxable year.
268 (b) By September 3, 2019, the department shall create a
269 secure online application for use by taxpayers when submitting
270 the information required under this subsection through the
271 department’s website.
272 (c) An officer of the taxpayer or a person duly authorized
273 to act on the taxpayer’s behalf shall certify that the
274 information submitted pursuant to this subsection is true and
275 correct. The required information must be submitted the earlier
276 of 10 days after the extended due date of the tax return or 10
277 days after the date such return is filed. For taxpayers that
278 file returns before September 3, 2019, for taxable years
279 beginning in calendar year 2018, the required information is
280 timely if submitted by September 3, 2019.
281 (d) In addition to its existing audit and investigation
282 authority, the department may perform any additional financial
283 and technical audits and investigations, including examining the
284 accounts, books, and financial records of the taxpayer, which
285 are necessary to verify the accuracy of the information
286 submitted pursuant to this subsection.
287 (e) A taxpayer who fails to provide the required
288 information by the required submission date is subject to a
289 penalty of $1,000 or 1 percent of the tax determined to be due
290 under this chapter for the most recent taxable year reported on
291 a return filed with the department, whichever is greater. Any
292 such penalty collected must be deposited into the General
293 Revenue Fund. The department may settle or compromise such
294 penalty if the department determines that the noncompliance is
295 due to reasonable cause and not to willful negligence, willful
296 neglect, or fraud.
297 (2) This section expires January 1, 2023.
298 Section 7. (1) The Department of Revenue is authorized, and
299 all conditions are deemed to be met, to adopt emergency rules
300 pursuant to s. 120.54(4), Florida Statutes, for the purpose of
301 implementing this act.
302 (2) Notwithstanding any other law, emergency rules adopted
303 pursuant to subsection (1) are effective for 6 months after
304 adoption and may be renewed during the pendency of procedures to
305 adopt permanent rules addressing the subject of the emergency
307 (3) This section expires January 1, 2022.
308 Section 8. For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the sum of
309 $120,000 in nonrecurring funds is appropriated from the General
310 Revenue Fund to the Department of Revenue for the purpose of
311 implementing this act.
312 Section 9. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.