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CHAPTER 231A - NEVADA NEW MARKETS JOBS ACT

NRS 231A.010        Short title.

NRS 231A.020        Legislative findings and declaration.

NRS 231A.030        Definitions.

NRS 231A.040        “Applicable percentage” defined.

NRS 231A.050        “Credit allowance date” defined.

NRS 231A.060        “Department” defined.

NRS 231A.070        “Director” defined.

NRS 231A.080        “Liability for insurance premium tax” defined.

NRS 231A.090        “Long-term debt security” defined.

NRS 231A.100        “Purchase price” defined.

NRS 231A.110        “Qualified active low-income community business” defined.

NRS 231A.120        “Qualified community development entity” defined.

NRS 231A.130        “Qualified equity investment” defined.

NRS 231A.140        “Qualified low-income community investment” defined.

NRS 231A.150        Regulations.

NRS 231A.160        Qualifications for long-term debt security.

NRS 231A.170        Qualified active low-income community business: Qualification; limitations; exclusions.

NRS 231A.180        Qualified community development entity: Requirement for allocation agreement; additional entities included.

NRS 231A.200        Vested right to credit against insurance premium tax liability: Use of credit; maximum yearly amount of credit; amount of credit that may carry forward to subsequent year.

NRS 231A.210        Tax credits not to be refunded or sold; allocation of tax credits to partners, members or shareholders of earning entity.

NRS 231A.220        Limitations on relationship between insurer or affiliate and qualified community development entity.

NRS 231A.230        Designation of investment or security as eligible for tax credit by qualified community development entity: Application requirements; duties of Department; certification of investment or security as eligible for tax credits; transferability of certified investment authority.

NRS 231A.240        Use of qualified equity investments by qualified entity: Percentage required to be invested in severely distressed census tracts; reduction in required percentage by Director.

NRS 231A.250        Circumstances requiring recapture by Department of tax credits.

NRS 231A.260        Recapture: Cure period; notice requirement.

NRS 231A.270        Designation of investment or security as qualified equity investment by qualified community development entity: Fee.

NRS 231A.280        Department to issue letter rulings regarding tax credits: Requirements for letter rulings; letter rulings binding on Department, agents or successors until tax credits claimed.

NRS 231A.290        Entity claiming tax credit not required to pay additional taxes resulting from claim of credit.

NRS 231A.300        Decertification of qualified equity investment: Circumstances; limitations on distribution and payment on securities by qualified community development entity; notice requirements.

NRS 231A.310        Qualified community development entity not entitled to pay to affiliates fees in connection with qualified investments before decertification.

NRS 231A.320        Duties of Director: Annual review of qualified community development entity; report to Legislature.

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      NRS 231A.010  Short title.  The provisions of this chapter may be cited as the Nevada New Markets Jobs Act.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3446)

      NRS 231A.020  Legislative findings and declaration.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares that:

      1.  The purpose of this chapter is to provide community development and economic stimulation, particularly to distressed areas of this State;

      2.  All qualified community development entities, including, without limitation, minority-owned community development entities and those that have not entered into an allocation agreement with the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund of the United States Department of the Treasury, need to be involved in community development efforts; and

      3.  To maximize the benefit of this chapter, qualified community development entities that have entered into such allocation agreements are encouraged to work with all groups that are involved in community development in distressed areas, including, without limitation, minority-owned qualified community development entities, community development entities that have not entered into such allocation agreements and other Nevada-based entities that engage in community development.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3446)

      NRS 231A.030  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 231A.040 to 231A.140, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3446)

      NRS 231A.040  “Applicable percentage” defined.  “Applicable percentage” means 0 percent for the first two credit allowance dates, 12 percent for the next three credit allowance dates and 11 percent for the next two credit allowance dates.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3446)

      NRS 231A.050  “Credit allowance date” defined.  “Credit allowance date” means, with respect to any qualified equity investment:

      1.  The date on which the investment is initially made; and

      2.  Each of the six anniversary dates immediately following the date on which the investment is initially made.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3446)

      NRS 231A.060  “Department” defined.  “Department” means the Department of Business and Industry.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3446)

      NRS 231A.070  “Director” defined.  “Director” means the Director of the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3446)

      NRS 231A.080  “Liability for insurance premium tax” defined.  “Liability for insurance premium tax” means any liability incurred by any entity under NRS 680A.330 or 680B.025 to 680B.039, inclusive, or, if the tax liability under NRS 680A.330 or 680B.025 to 680B.039, inclusive, is eliminated or reduced, any tax liability to the Department of Taxation that is imposed on an insurance company or other person who had that tax liability under the laws of this State before the elimination or reduction of that tax liability.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3446)

      NRS 231A.090  “Long-term debt security” defined.  “Long-term debt security” means any debt instrument which qualifies as such pursuant to NRS 231A.160.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3446)

      NRS 231A.100  “Purchase price” defined.  “Purchase price” means the amount paid to the issuer of a qualified equity investment for the qualified equity investment.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3446)

      NRS 231A.110  “Qualified active low-income community business” defined.  “Qualified active low-income community business” has the meaning ascribed to it in section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 45D, and 26 C.F.R. § 1.45D-1, but is limited to those businesses specified in NRS 231A.170.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3447)

      NRS 231A.120  “Qualified community development entity” defined.  “Qualified community development entity” has the meaning ascribed to it in section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 45D, but is limited to such an entity specified in NRS 231A.180.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3447)

      NRS 231A.130  “Qualified equity investment” defined.

      1.  “Qualified equity investment” means any equity investment in, or long-term debt security issued by, a qualified community development entity that:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, is acquired after October 1, 2013, solely in exchange for cash at the original issuance of the equity investment;

      (b) Has at least 85 percent of the cash purchase price of the equity investment used by the issuer to make qualified low-income community investments in qualified active low-income community businesses located in this State by the first anniversary of the initial credit allowance date; and

      (c) Is designated by the issuer as a qualified equity investment under this section and is certified by the Department as complying with the limitations contained in subsection 5 of NRS 231A.230.

      2.  The term includes an investment that does not meet the requirements of subsection 1 if the investment was a qualified equity investment in the possession or control of a prior holder.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3447)

      NRS 231A.140  “Qualified low-income community investment” defined.  “Qualified low-income community investment” means any capital or equity investment in, or loan to, any qualified active low-income community business.           (Added to NRS by 2013, 3447)

      NRS 231A.150  Regulations.  The Director may adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3454)

      NRS 231A.160  Qualifications for long-term debt security.  To qualify as long-term debt security, a debt instrument must be issued by a qualified community development entity, at par value or a premium, with an original maturity date of at least 7 years after the date of its issuance, with no acceleration of repayment, amortization or prepayment features before its original maturity date. The qualified community development entity that issues the debt instrument must not make interest payments in the form of cash on the debt instrument during the period beginning on the date of issuance and ending on the final credit allowance date in an amount that exceeds the cumulative operating income, as defined by regulations adopted under section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 45D, of the qualified community development entity for that period before giving effect to the interest expense of the long-term debt security. This section does not limit the holder’s ability to accelerate payments on the debt instrument in situations in which the issuer has defaulted on covenants designed to ensure compliance with this chapter or section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 45D.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3454)

      NRS 231A.170  Qualified active low-income community business: Qualification; limitations; exclusions.

      1.  For the purpose of NRS 231A.110, a qualified active low-income community business is limited to those businesses meeting the Small Business Administration size eligibility standards established in 13 C.F.R. §§ 121.101 to 201, inclusive, at the time the qualified low-income community investment is made. A business must be considered a qualified active low-income community business for the duration of the qualified community development entity’s investment in, or loan to, the business if the entity reasonably expects, at the time it makes the investment or loan, that the business will continue to satisfy the requirements for being a qualified active low-income community business, other than the Small Business Administration size standards, throughout the entire period of the investment or loan.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the businesses limited by this section do not include any business that derives or projects to derive 15 percent or more of its annual revenue from the rental or sale of real estate. This exclusion does not apply to a business that is controlled by, or under common control with, another business if the second business:

      (a) Does not derive or project to derive 15 percent or more of its annual revenue from the rental or sale of real estate; and

      (b) Is the primary tenant of the real estate leased from the first business.

      3.  The following businesses are not qualified active low-income community businesses:

      (a) A business that has received an abatement from taxation pursuant to NRS 274.310, 274.320, 274.330 or 360.750.

      (b) An entity that has liability for insurance premium tax on a premium tax report filed pursuant to NRS 680B.030.

      (c) A business engaged in banking or lending.

      (d) A massage parlor.

      (e) A bath house.

      (f) A tanning salon.

      (g) A country club.

      (h) A business operating under a nonrestricted license for gaming issued pursuant to NRS 463.170.

      (i) A liquor store.

      (j) A golf course.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3454)

      NRS 231A.180  Qualified community development entity: Requirement for allocation agreement; additional entities included.  For the purpose of NRS 231A.120, a qualified community development entity is limited to an entity that has entered into, for the current year or any prior year, an allocation agreement with the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund of the United States Department of the Treasury with respect to credits authorized by section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 45D, which includes the State of Nevada within the service area set forth in the allocation agreement. Such an entity also includes any:

      1.  Affiliated qualified community development entities of any such qualified community development entity; and

      2.  Partners of any such qualified community development entity which are also qualified community development entities, regardless of whether any such partner has entered into an allocation agreement with the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund of the United States Department of the Treasury with respect to credits authorized by section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 45D

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3455)

      NRS 231A.200  Vested right to credit against insurance premium tax liability: Use of credit; maximum yearly amount of credit; amount of credit that may carry forward to subsequent year.  An entity that makes a qualified equity investment earns a vested right to credit against the entity’s liability for insurance premium tax on a premium tax report filed pursuant to NRS 680B.030 that may be used as follows:

      1.  On each credit allowance date of the qualified equity investment, the entity, or the subsequent holder of the qualified equity investment, is entitled to use a portion of the credit during the taxable year that includes the credit allowance date.

      2.  The credit amount is equal to the applicable percentage for the credit allowance date multiplied by the purchase price paid to the issuer of the qualified equity investment.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, the amount of the credit claimed by an entity must not exceed the amount of the entity’s liability for insurance premium tax for the tax year for which the credit is claimed.

      4.  If the insurance premium tax is eliminated or reduced below the level that was in effect on the first credit allowance date, the entity is entitled to a credit against any other taxes paid to the Department of Taxation in an amount equal to the difference between the amount the entity would have been able to claim against its insurance premium tax liability had the tax not been eliminated or reduced and the amount the entity was actually able to claim, if any.

Ê Any amount of tax credit that the entity is prohibited from claiming in a taxable year as a result of subsection 3 or 4 may be carried forward for use in any subsequent taxable year.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3447)

      NRS 231A.210  Tax credits not to be refunded or sold; allocation of tax credits to partners, members or shareholders of earning entity.  No tax credit claimed under this chapter may be refunded or sold on the open market. Tax credits earned by a partnership, limited-liability company, S corporation or other similar pass-through entity may be allocated to the partners, members or shareholders of such an entity for their direct use in accordance with the provisions of any agreement among such partners, members or shareholders. Such an allocation is not considered a sale for the purpose of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3448)

      NRS 231A.220  Limitations on relationship between insurer or affiliate and qualified community development entity.

      1.  An insurer or an affiliate of an insurer may not:

      (a) Manage a qualified community development entity; or

      (b) Control the direction of equity investments for a qualified community development entity.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 apply to any entity described in subsection 1 regardless of whether the entity does business in this State.

      3.  This section does not preclude an entity described in subsection 1 from exercising legal rights or remedies, including the interim management of a qualified community development entity, with respect to a qualified community development entity that is in default of any statutory or contractual obligations to the entity described in subsection 1.

      4.  This chapter does not limit the amount of nonvoting equity interests in a qualified community development entity that an entity described in subsection 1 may own.

      5.  For the purposes of this section:

      (a) “Affiliate of an insurer” has the meaning ascribed to the term “affiliate” in NRS 692C.030.

      (b) “Insurer” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 679A.100.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3448)

      NRS 231A.230  Designation of investment or security as eligible for tax credit by qualified community development entity: Application requirements; duties of Department; certification of investment or security as eligible for tax credits; transferability of certified investment authority.

      1.  A qualified community development entity that seeks to have an equity investment or long-term debt security designated as a qualified equity investment and eligible for tax credits under this chapter must apply to the Department for that designation. An application submitted by a qualified community development entity must include the following:

      (a) Evidence of the applicant’s certification as a qualified community development entity.

      (b) A copy of an allocation agreement executed by the applicant, or its controlling entity, and the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund of the United States Department of the Treasury which includes the State of Nevada in the service area set forth in the allocation agreement.

      (c) A certificate executed by an executive officer of the applicant:

             (1) Attesting that the allocation agreement remains in effect and has not been revoked or cancelled by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund; and

             (2) Setting forth the cumulative amount of allocations awarded to the applicant by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

      (d) A description of the proposed amount, structure and purchaser of the qualified equity investment.

      (e) If known at the time of application, identifying information for any entity that will use the tax credits earned as a result of the issuance of the qualified equity investment.

      (f) Examples of the types of qualified active low-income businesses in which the applicant, its controlling entity or the affiliates of its controlling entity have invested under the federal New Markets Tax Credit Program. An applicant is not required to identify the qualified active low-income community businesses in which it will invest when submitting an application.

      (g) A nonrefundable application fee of $5,000. This fee must be paid to the Department and is required for each application submitted.

      (h) The refundable performance fee required by subsection 1 of NRS 231A.270.

      2.  Within 30 days after receipt of a completed application containing the information set forth in subsection 1, including the payment of the application fee and the refundable performance fee, the Department shall grant or deny the application in full or in part. If the Department denies any part of the application, it shall inform the qualified community development entity of the grounds for the denial. If the qualified community development entity provides any additional information required by the Department or otherwise completes its application within 15 days after the date of the notice of denial, the application must be considered complete as of the original date of submission. If the qualified community development entity fails to provide the information or complete its application within the 15-day period, the application remains denied and must be resubmitted in full with a new date of submission.

      3.  If the application is complete, the Department shall certify the proposed equity investment or long-term debt security as a qualified equity investment that is eligible for tax credits under this chapter, subject to the limitations contained in subsection 5. The Department shall provide written notice of the certification to the qualified community development entity. The notice must include the names of those entities who will earn the credits and their respective credit amounts. If the names of the entities that are eligible to use the credits change as the result of a transfer of a qualified equity investment or an allocation pursuant to NRS 231A.210, the qualified community development entity shall notify the Department of the change.

      4.  The Department shall certify qualified equity investments in the order applications are received by the Department. Applications received on the same day shall be deemed to have been received simultaneously. For applications that are complete and received on the same day, the Department shall certify, consistent with remaining qualified equity investment capacity, the qualified equity investments in proportionate percentages based upon the ratio that the amount of qualified equity investment requested in an application bears to the total amount of qualified equity investments requested in all applications received on the same day.

      5.  The Department:

      (a) Shall certify $200,000,000 in qualified equity investments;

      (b) Shall not certify any single qualified equity investment of less than $5,000,000; and

      (c) Shall not certify more than a total of $50,000,000 in qualified equity investments to any single applicant, including all affiliates and partners of the applicant which are qualified community development entities.

Ê If a pending request cannot be fully certified because of these limits, the Department shall certify the portion that may be certified unless the qualified community development entity elects to withdraw its request rather than receive partial certification.

      6.  An approved applicant may transfer all or a portion of its certified qualified equity investment authority to its controlling entity or any affiliate or partner of the controlling entity which is also a qualified community development entity, if the applicant provided the information required in the application with respect to the transferee and the applicant notifies the Department of the transfer within 30 days after the transfer.

      7.  Within 30 days after the applicant receives notice of certification, the qualified community development entity or any transferee pursuant to subsection 6 shall issue the qualified equity investment and receive cash in the amount certified by the Department. The qualified community development entity or transferee under subsection 6 must provide the Department with evidence of the receipt of the cash investment within 10 business days after receipt. If the qualified community development entity or any transferee under subsection 6 does not receive the cash investment and issue the qualified equity investment within 30 days after receipt of the notice of certification, the certification lapses and the entity may not issue the qualified equity investment without reapplying to the Department for certification. Lapsed certifications revert back to the Department and must be reissued, first, pro rata to other applicants whose qualified equity investment allocations were reduced pursuant to subsection 4 and, thereafter, in accordance with requirements for submitting the application.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3448)

      NRS 231A.240  Use of qualified equity investments by qualified entity: Percentage required to be invested in severely distressed census tracts; reduction in required percentage by Director.

      1.  A qualified community development entity which issues qualified equity investments under this chapter shall make qualified low-income community investments in businesses located in severely distressed census tracts, on a combined basis with all of its affiliated qualified community development entities that have issued qualified equity investments under this chapter, in an amount equal to at least 30 percent of the purchase price of all qualified equity investments issued by such entities.

      2.  The Director may reduce the requirement in subsection 1 to 20 percent if the qualified community development entity uses its commercially reasonable best efforts to satisfy the requirements of subsection 1 and fails to do so within 9 months after its initial credit allowance date.

      3.  As used in this section, “severely distressed census tract” means a census tract that, in the immediately preceding census, had:

      (a) More than 30 percent of households with a household income below the federally designated level signifying poverty;

      (b) A median household income of less than 60 percent of the median household income in this State; or

      (c) A rate of unemployment that was equal to or greater than 150 percent of the national average.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3450)

      NRS 231A.250  Circumstances requiring recapture by Department of tax credits.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 231A.260, the Department shall recapture, from the entity that claimed the credit on a return, the tax credit allowed under this chapter if:

      1.  Any amount of a federal tax credit available with respect to a qualified equity investment that is eligible for a credit under this chapter is recaptured under section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 45D. In such a case, the Department’s recapture must be proportionate to the federal recapture with respect to the qualified equity investment.

      2.  The issuer redeems or makes principal repayment with respect to a qualified equity investment before the seventh anniversary of the issuance of the qualified equity investment. In such a case, the Department’s recapture must be proportionate to the amount of the redemption or repayment with respect to the qualified equity investment.

      3.  The issuer fails to invest an amount equal to 85 percent of the purchase price of the qualified equity investment in qualified low-income community investments in this State within 12 months after the issuance of the qualified equity investment and maintain at least an 85-percent level of investment in qualified low-income community investments in the State until the last credit allowance date for the qualified equity investment. For the purposes of this chapter, an investment shall be deemed held by an issuer even if the investment has been sold or repaid if the issuer reinvests an amount equal to the capital returned to or recovered by the issuer from the original investment, exclusive of any profits realized, in another qualified low-income community investment within 12 months after the receipt of such capital. An issuer is not required to reinvest capital returned from qualified low-income community investments after the earlier of:

      (a) The sixth anniversary of the issuance of the qualified equity investment, the proceeds of which were used to make the qualified low-income community investment; or

      (b) The date by which a qualified community development entity has made qualified low-income community investments with the proceeds of the qualified equity investment on a cumulative basis equal to at least 150 percent of those proceeds, in which case the qualified low-income community investment must be considered held by the issuer through the seventh anniversary of the qualified equity investment’s issuance.

      4.  At any time before the final credit allowance date of a qualified equity investment, the issuer uses the cash proceeds of the qualified equity investment to make qualified low-income community investments in any one qualified active low-income community business, including affiliated qualified active low-income community businesses, exclusive of reinvestments of capital returned or repaid with respect to earlier investments in the qualified active low-income community business and its affiliates, in excess of 25 percent of those cash proceeds.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3450)

      NRS 231A.260  Recapture: Cure period; notice requirement.  Enforcement of each of the recapture provisions set forth in NRS 231A.250 is subject to a 6-month cure period. No recapture may occur until the qualified community development entity has been given notice of noncompliance and afforded 6 months after the date of the notice to cure the noncompliance.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3451)

      NRS 231A.270  Designation of investment or security as qualified equity investment by qualified community development entity: Fee.

      1.  A qualified community development entity that seeks to have an equity investment or long-term debt security designated as a qualified equity investment and eligible for tax credits under this chapter must pay a fee in the amount of 0.5 percent of the amount of the equity investment or long-term debt security requested to be designated as a qualified equity investment to the Department. The fee must be deposited in the New Markets Performance Guarantee Account, which is hereby created in the State General Fund. The entity forfeits the fee in its entirety if:

      (a) The qualified community development entity and its affiliates and partners which are also qualified community development entities fail to issue the total amount of qualified equity investments certified by the Department and receive cash in the total amount certified pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 231A.230; or

      (b) The qualified community development entity or any affiliate or partner which is also a qualified community development entity that issues a qualified equity investment certified under this chapter fails to meet the investment requirement specified in subsection 3 of NRS 231A.250 by the second credit allowance date of the qualified equity investment. Forfeiture of the fee under this paragraph is subject to the 6-month cure period established pursuant to NRS 231A.260.

      2.  The fee required pursuant to subsection 1 must be paid to the Department and held in the New Markets Performance Guarantee Account until such time as compliance with the provisions of subsection 1 has been established. The qualified community development entity may request a refund of the fee from the Department no sooner than 30 days after having met all the requirements of subsection 1. The Department shall refund the fee within 30 days after such a request or being given notice of noncompliance.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3451)

      NRS 231A.280  Department to issue letter rulings regarding tax credits: Requirements for letter rulings; letter rulings binding on Department, agents or successors until tax credits claimed.

      1.  The Department shall issue letter rulings regarding the tax credit program authorized under this chapter, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this section.

      2.  The Department shall respond to a request for a letter ruling within 60 days after receipt of the request. The applicant may provide a draft letter ruling for the Department’s consideration. The applicant may withdraw the request for a letter ruling, in writing, before the issuance of the letter ruling. The Department may refuse to issue a letter ruling for good cause, but must list the specific reasons for refusing to issue the letter ruling. Good cause includes, but is not limited to:

      (a) The applicant requests the Department to determine whether a statute is constitutional or a regulation is lawful;

      (b) The request involves a hypothetical situation or alternative plans;

      (c) The facts or issues presented in the request are unclear, overbroad, insufficient or otherwise inappropriate as a basis upon which to issue a letter ruling; and

      (d) The issue is currently being considered in a rulemaking procedure, contested case, or other agency or judicial proceeding that may definitively resolve the issue.

      3.  Letter rulings bind the Department and the Department’s agents and their successors until such time as the entity or its shareholders, members or partners, as applicable, claim all the covered tax credits on a tax return or report, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in any regulations adopted by the Director pursuant to NRS 231A.150. A letter ruling applies only to the applicant.

      4.  In rendering letter rulings and making other determinations under this chapter, to the extent applicable, the Department of Business and Industry and the Department of Taxation shall look for guidance to section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 45D, and the rules and regulations issued thereunder.

      5.  For the purposes of this section, “letter ruling” means a written interpretation of law to a specific set of facts provided by the applicant requesting the ruling.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3452)

      NRS 231A.290  Entity claiming tax credit not required to pay additional taxes resulting from claim of credit.

      1.  An entity claiming a credit under this chapter is not required to pay any additional retaliatory tax levied pursuant to NRS 680A.330 as a result of claiming that credit.

      2.  In addition to the exclusion in subsection 1, an entity claiming a credit under this chapter is not required to pay any other additional tax as a result of claiming that credit.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3453)

      NRS 231A.300  Decertification of qualified equity investment: Circumstances; limitations on distribution and payment on securities by qualified community development entity; notice requirements.

      1.  Once certified under subsection 3 of NRS 231A.230, a qualified equity investment may not be decertified unless all the requirements of subsection 2 have been met. Until all qualified equity investments issued by a qualified community development entity are decertified under this section, the qualified community development entity is not entitled to distribute to its equity holders or make cash payments on long-term debt securities that have been designated as qualified equity investments in an amount that exceeds the sum of:

      (a) The cumulative operating income, as defined by regulations adopted under section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 45D, earned by the qualified community development entity since issuance of the qualified equity investment, before giving effect to any interest expense from the long-term debt securities designated as qualified equity investments; and

      (b) Fifty percent of the purchase price of the qualified equity investments issued by the qualified community development entity.

      2.  To be decertified, a qualified equity investment must:

      (a) Be beyond its seventh credit allowance date;

      (b) Have been in compliance with NRS 231A.250 through its seventh credit allowance date, including coming into compliance during any cure period allowed pursuant to NRS 231A.260; and

      (c) Have had its proceeds invested in qualified active low-income community investments such that the total qualified active low-income community investments made, cumulatively including reinvestments, exceeds 150 percent of its qualified equity investment.

      3.  A qualified community development entity that seeks to have a qualified equity investment decertified pursuant to this section must send notice to the Department of its request for decertification together with evidence supporting the request. The provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection 2 shall be deemed to be met if no recapture action has been commenced by the Department as of the seventh credit allowance date. The Department shall respond to such a request within 30 days after receiving the request. Such a request must not be unreasonably denied. If the request is denied for any reason, the burden of proof is on the Department in any subsequent administrative or legal proceeding.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3453)

      NRS 231A.310  Qualified community development entity not entitled to pay to affiliates fees in connection with qualified investments before decertification.  A qualified community development entity is not entitled to pay to any affiliate of the qualified community development entity any fees in connection with any activity under this chapter before decertification pursuant to NRS 231A.300 of all qualified equity investments issued by the qualified community development entity. This section does not prohibit a qualified community development entity from allocating or distributing income earned by it to such affiliates or paying reasonable interest on amounts loaned to the qualified community development entity by those affiliates.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3453)

      NRS 231A.320  Duties of Director: Annual review of qualified community development entity; report to Legislature.

      1.  The Director shall conduct an annual review of each qualified community development entity that has been granted an application for a qualified equity investment pursuant to NRS 231A.230 to ensure that:

      (a) The qualified community development entity remains in compliance with the provisions of this chapter and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto; and

      (b) Any qualified equity investment certified pursuant to NRS 231A.230 meets the eligibility criteria prescribed in this chapter and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      2.  On June 30 of each even-numbered year, the Director shall submit a report to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for transmittal to the Legislature. The report must include, for each qualified equity investment certified pursuant to NRS 231A.230:

      (a) Information on the impact of the qualified equity investment on the economy of this State, including, without limitation, the number of jobs created by the qualified equity investment; and

      (b) Proof that the qualified community development entity responsible for the qualified equity investment is in compliance with the provisions of this chapter and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3454)