Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1412 By Senator Powell 30-01464-20 20201412__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to an internship tax credit program; 3 creating s. 220.198, F.S.; providing a short title; 4 defining the term “degree-seeking student intern”; 5 providing a credit against the corporate income tax to 6 a taxpayer employing a degree-seeking student intern 7 if certain criteria are met; specifying the amount of 8 the credit; specifying a limit on the credit claimed 9 per taxable year; requiring the Department of Revenue 10 to adopt certain rules; authorizing the carryforward 11 of unused tax credits for a specified timeframe; 12 providing an effective date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Section 220.198, Florida Statutes, is created to 17 read: 18 220.198 Internship tax credit program.— 19 (1) This section may be cited as the “Florida Internship 20 Tax Credit Program.” 21 (2) As used in this section, the term “degree-seeking 22 student intern” means a person who is enrolled as a degree 23 seeking student at a state university, a Florida College System 24 institution, a career center operated by a school district under 25 s. 1001.44, or a charter technical career center. 26 (3) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 27 2021, a taxpayer shall be allowed a credit against the tax 28 imposed under this chapter in the amount of $2,000 per degree 29 seeking student intern employed by the taxpayer if the degree 30 seeking student intern’s state university, Florida College 31 System institution, career center operated by a school district 32 under s. 1001.44, or charter technical career center has 33 provided documentation attesting to his or her enrollment 34 status. 35 (4) A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit under this 36 section of more than $10,000 in any taxable year. 37 (5) The department shall adopt rules governing the manner 38 and form of applications for the tax credit and establishing 39 qualification requirements for the tax credit. 40 (6) A taxpayer awarded a tax credit under this section may 41 carry forward any unused portion of a tax credit for up to 2 42 taxable years. 43 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.