§287.748. Corporation tax credit; re-entrant jobs credit
A. The intent of this Section is solely to encourage the employment in full-time jobs
in the state of Louisiana of re-entrants who have been convicted of a felony and who have
successfully completed the Intensive Incarceration Program as provided for in R.S. 15:574.4.
Any taxpayer who employs an eligible re-entrant during the taxable year in the state of
Louisiana shall be allowed a credit against the tax liability due under the corporate income
tax as determined pursuant to Subsection B of this Section.
B.(1) The credit shall be one hundred eight dollars per eligible re-entrant employed,
as defined in Subsection C hereof, but shall not exceed thirty-six percent of corporate income
(2) Only one credit shall be permitted for any one individual employee during his
employment by the taxpayer and shall be in lieu of any credit available under R.S.
(3)(a) The amount of the credit allowed under Subsection B(1) for the taxable year
shall be an amount equal to the sum of:
(i) A carry-over of prior unused credits arising from taxable years beginning on or
after January 1, 1987, carried to such taxable year, plus
(ii) The amount of the credit determined under Subsection A for the taxable year.
(b) If the sum of the amount of credits as determined under the provisions of
Subsection B(3)(a)(i) and (ii) of this Section for the current taxable year exceeds the
limitation imposed by Subsection B(1), the excess shall be treated as a carry-over credit and
may be carried over for a maximum of five consecutive years following the taxable year in
which the credit originated. Such carry-over credits are to be applied in reduction of the tax
in the order of the taxable years in which the credits originated, beginning with the credit for
the earliest taxable year.
C. "Eligible re-entrant" is defined as a person:
(1) Residing and domiciled in this state; who has been convicted of a felony and who
has successfully completed the Intensive Incarceration Program as provided for in R.S.
(2) Who has been employed by the taxpayer in a full-time position in this state,
performing such duties at least thirty hours per week for at least six consecutive calendar
(3) Who, since his release from custody and prior to this current employment by the
taxpayer, has not been employed in a full-time position for six months or more.
D. The credit provided for pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall terminate
and shall have no effect beginning January 1, 2020.
Acts 1987, No. 758, §1; Acts 2015, No. 125, §2, eff. July 1, 2015; Acts 2016, 1st Ex.
Sess., No. 29, §2; Acts 2017, No. 400, §§1, 4, eff. June 26, 2017; Acts 2017, No. 403, §2,
eff. June 26, 2017.