Montana Code Annotated 2003

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     15-30-182. Empowerment zone new employees -- tax credit. (1) There is a credit for taxes due under 15-30-103 for an employer for each new employee at a business in an empowerment zone created pursuant to Title 7, chapter 21, part 37. The taxpayer must be certified by the department of labor and industry to be eligible to receive the credit as provided in 7-21-3710.
     (2) The amount of the credit for each qualifying employee is:
1st year of employment$500
2nd year of employment$1,000
3rd year of employment$1,500

     (3) If the amount of the credit exceeds the taxpayer's liability, the credit may be carried forward 7 years and carried back 3 years. The entire amount of the tax credit not used in the year earned must be carried first to the earliest tax year in which the credit may be applied and then to each succeeding tax year.

     History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 582, L. 2003.

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