2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
February 22, 2010 - Introduced by Senators Lassa, Schultz, Harsdorf and Taylor,
cosponsored by Representatives
Vruwink, Hilgenberg, Molepske Jr., Hebl,
Garthwaite, Jorgensen, Danou, A. Ott, Black, Sinicki, Turner, Bies, Zepnick,
Ripp, Hraychuck, Berceau and Nerison. Referred to Committee on Health,
Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue.
1An Act to amend
71.05 (6) (a) 15., 71.08 (1) (intro.), 71.10 (4) (i), 71.21 (4), 71.26 2
(2) (a) 4., 71.30 (3) (f), 71.34 (1k) (g), 71.45 (2) (a) 10., 71.49 (1) (f) and 77.92 (4); 3
and to create
20.835 (2) (bc), 71.07 (3rm), 71.28 (3rm), 71.47 (3rm) and 4
560.2056 of the statutes; relating to: a food processing plant and food
5warehouse investment tax credit, requiring the exercise of rule-making
6authority, and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill provides an income and franchise tax credit for 10 percent of the
amount that a person pays in the taxable year for food processing plant and food
warehouse modernization or expansion related to the person's food processing
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB550, s. 1
20.835 (2) (bc) of the statutes is created to read:
(bc) Food processing plant and food warehouse investment credit.
sum sufficient to make the payments under ss. 71.07 (3rm), 71.28 (3rm), and 71.47 3
(a) 15. The amount of the credits computed under s. 71.07 (2dd), (2de), 7
(2di), (2dj), (2dL), (2dm), (2dr), (2ds), (2dx), (2dy), (3g), (3h), (3n), (3rm)
(3p), (3q), (3r), 8
(3s), (3t), (3w), (5e), (5f), (5h), (5i), (5j), (5k), and (8r) and not passed through by a 9
partnership, limited liability company, or tax-option corporation that has added that 10
amount to the partnership's, company's, or tax-option corporation's income under s. 11
71.21 (4) or 71.34 (1k) (g).
SB550, s. 3
71.07 (3rm) of the statutes is created to read:
71.07 (3rm) Food processing plant and food warehouse investment credit. 14
In this subsection:
1. "Claimant" means a person who files a claim under this subsection.
2. "Food processing plant" has the meaning given in s. 97.29 (1) (h), except that 17
it does not include dairy plants licensed under s. 97.20 or meat establishments 18
licensed under s. 97.42.
3. "Food warehouse" has the meaning given in s. 97.27 (1) (b).
4. "Food processing plant or food warehouse modernization or expansion" 21
means constructing, improving, or acquiring buildings or facilities, or acquiring 22
equipment, for food processing or food warehousing, including the following, if used 23
exclusively for food processing or food warehousing and if acquired and placed in 24
service in this state during taxable years that begin after December 31, 2009, and 25
before January 1, 2017:
a. Food intake, handling, storage, and warehouse facilities.
b. Building additions.
c. Upgrades to utilities, including water, electric, heat, refrigeration, freezing, 4
and waste facilities.
d. Installing energy savings equipment or equipment that converts waste to 6
e. Food or raw material intake and storage equipment.
f. Processing and manufacturing equipment, including vats, cookers, freezers, 9
pipes, motors, pumps, and valves.
g. Packaging and handling equipment, including cleaning, sealing, bagging, 11
boxing, labeling, conveying, and product movement equipment.
h. Warehouse equipment, including storage racks and loading and unloading 13
i. Waste treatment and waste management equipment, including tanks, 15
blowers, separators, dryers, digesters, and equipment to produce energy, fuel, or 16
j. Computer software or hardware for managing the claimant's food processing 18
or food warehousing operation, including software and hardware related to logistics, 19
inventory management, production plant controls, and temperature monitoring 20
5. "Used exclusively" means used to the exclusion of all other uses except for 22
use not exceeding 5 percent of total use.
(b) Filing claims.
Subject to the limitations provided in this subsection and s. 24
506.2056, for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2009, and before January 25
1, 2017, a claimant may claim as a credit against the tax imposed under ss. 71.02 and
71.08, up to the amount of the tax, an amount equal to 10 percent of the amount the 2
claimant paid in the taxable year for food processing or food warehousing 3
modernization or expansion related to the operation of the claimant's food processing 4
plant or food warehouse.
1. No credit may be allowed under this subsection for any 6
amount that the claimant paid for expenses described under par. (b) that the 7
claimant also claimed as a deduction under section 162
of the Internal Revenue Code.
2. The aggregate amount of credits that a claimant may claim under this 9
subsection is $200,000.
3. a. The maximum amount of the credits that may be allocated under this 11
subsection and ss. 71.28 (3rm) and 71.47 (3rm) in fiscal year 2009-10 is $600,000, 12
as allocated under s. 560.2056.
b. The maximum amount of the credits that may be allocated under this 14
subsection and ss. 71.28 (3rm) and 71.47 (3rm) in fiscal year 2010-11, and in each 15
fiscal year thereafter, is $700,000, as allocated under s. 560.2056.
4. Partnerships, limited liability companies, and tax-option corporations may 17
not claim the credit under this subsection, but the eligibility for, and the amount of, 18
the credit are based on their payment of expenses under par. (b), except that the 19
aggregate amount of credits that the entity may compute shall not exceed $200,000. 20
A partnership, limited liability company, or tax-option corporation shall compute 21
the amount of credit that each of its partners, members, or shareholders may claim 22
and shall provide that information to each of them. Partners, members of limited 23
liability companies, and shareholders of tax-option corporations may claim the 24
credit in proportion to their ownership interest.
5. If 2 or more persons own and operate the food processing plant or food 2
warehouse, each person may claim a credit under par. (b) in proportion to his or her 3
ownership interest, except that the aggregate amount of the credits claimed by all 4
persons who own and operate the food processing operation shall not exceed 5
6. No credit may be allowed under this subsection unless the claimant submits 7
with the claimant's return a copy of the claimant's credit certification and allocation 8
under s. 560.2056.
1. Section 71.28 (4) (e), (g), and (h), as it applies to the 10
credit under s. 71.28 (4), applies to the credit under this subsection.
2. If the allowable amount of the claim under par. (b) exceeds the tax otherwise 12
due under s. 71.02 or 71.08, the amount of the claim not used to offset the tax due 13
shall be certified by the department of revenue to the department of administration 14
for payment by check, share draft, or other draft drawn from the appropriation 15
account under s. 20.835 (2) (bc).
71.08 (1) Imposition.
(intro.) If the tax imposed on a natural person, married 19
couple filing jointly, trust, or estate under s. 71.02, not considering the credits under 20
ss. 71.07 (1), (2dd), (2de), (2di), (2dj), (2dL), (2dr), (2ds), (2dx), (2dy), (3m), (3n), (3p), 21
(3q), (3r), (3rm),
(3s), (3t), (3w), (5b), (5d), (5e), (5f), (5h), (5i), (5j), (6), (6e), (8r), and 22
(9e), 71.28 (1dd), (1de), (1di), (1dj), (1dL), (1ds), (1dx), (1dy), (2m), (3), (3n), (3t), and 23
(3w), 71.47 (1dd), (1de), (1di), (1dj), (1dL), (1ds), (1dx), (1dy), (2m), (3), (3n), (3t), and 24
(3w), 71.57 to 71.61, and 71.613 and subch. VIII and payments to other states under 25
s. 71.07 (7), is less than the tax under this section, there is imposed on that natural
person, married couple filing jointly, trust or estate, instead of the tax under s. 71.02, 2
an alternative minimum tax computed as follows:
(i) The total of claim of right credit under s. 71.07 (1), farmland 6
preservation credit under ss. 71.57 to 71.61, farmland preservation credit, 2010 and 7
beyond under s. 71.613, homestead credit under subch. VIII, farmland tax relief 8
credit under s. 71.07 (3m),
, dairy manufacturing facility investment credit under s. 9
71.07 (3p), jobs tax credit under s. 71.07 (3q), meat processing facility investment 10
credit under s. 71.07 (3r), food processing plant and food warehouse investment
11credit under s. 71.07 (3rm),
film production services credit under s. 71.07 (5f), film 12
production company investment credit under s. 71.07 (5h), veterans and surviving 13
spouses property tax credit under s. 71.07 (6e), enterprise zone jobs credit under s. 14
71.07 (3w), beginning farmer and farm asset owner tax credit under s. 71.07 (8r), 15
earned income tax credit under s. 71.07 (9e), estimated tax payments under s. 71.09, 16
and taxes withheld under subch. X.
Credits computed by a partnership under s. 71.07 (2dd), (2de), (2di), 20
(2dj), (2dL), (2dm), (2ds), (2dx), (2dy), (3g), (3h), (3n), (3p), (3q), (3r), (3rm),
(3s), (3t), 21
(3w), (5e), (5f), (5g), (5h), (5i), (5j), (5k), and (8r) and passed through to partners shall 22
be added to the partnership's income.
(a) 4. Plus the amount of the credit computed under s. 71.28 (1dd), 2
(1de), (1di), (1dj), (1dL), (1dm), (1ds), (1dx), (1dy), (3g), (3h), (3n), (3p), (3q), (3r), 3(3rm),
(3t), (3w), (5e), (5f), (5g), (5h), (5i), (5j), (5k), and (8r) and not passed through 4
by a partnership, limited liability company, or tax-option corporation that has added 5
that amount to the partnership's, limited liability company's, or tax-option 6
corporation's income under s. 71.21 (4) or 71.34 (1k) (g).