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Section 208.1409

MICHIGAN BUSINESS TAX ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 36 of 2007

***** 208.1409 THIS SECTION IS REPEALED BY ACT 39 OF 2011 EFFECTIVE WHEN CONDITIONS APPLIED BY ENACTING SECTION 1 OF ACT 39 OF 2011 ARE MET: See enacting section 1 of Act 39 of 2011 *****



208.1409 Infield renovation, grandstand and infrastructure upgrades, and other construction upgrades; tax credit; limitations; additional credit; capital expenditures; definitions.

Sec. 409.

(1) For tax years that begin on or after January 1, 2008 and end before January 1, 2013, an eligible taxpayer may claim a credit against the tax imposed by this act equal to the amount of capital expenditures in this state on infield renovation, grandstand and infrastructure upgrades, and any other construction and upgrades, subject to the following:

(a) For the 2008 through 2010 tax years, the credit shall not exceed $2,100,000.00 or the taxpayer's tax liability under this act, whichever is less.

(b) For the 2011 through the 2012 tax years, the credit shall not exceed $1,580,000.00 or the taxpayer's tax liability under this act, whichever is less.

(2) Subject to the limitation provided under this subsection, for tax years that begin on or after December 1, 2012 and end before January 1, 2017, an eligible taxpayer may claim a credit against the tax imposed by this act equal to the amount of capital expenditures in this state on infield renovation, grandstand and infrastructure upgrades, and any other construction and upgrades. The credit allowed under this subsection shall not exceed $1,580,000.00 or the taxpayer's tax liability under this act, whichever is less.

(3) In addition to the credit allowed under subsection (1), for the 2009 tax year an eligible taxpayer may claim a credit against the tax imposed by this act equal to 50% of the amount of necessary expenditures in this state incurred including any professional fees, additional police officers, and any traffic management devices, to ensure traffic and pedestrian safety while hosting the requisite motorsports events each calendar year. For the 2010 and 2011 tax years, an eligible taxpayer may claim a credit against the tax imposed by this act equal to all of the necessary expenditures in this state incurred including any professional fees, additional police officers, and any traffic management devices, to ensure traffic and pedestrian safety while hosting the requisite motorsports events each calendar year. If the amount of the credit allowed under this subsection exceeds the tax liability of the taxpayer for the tax year that excess shall be refunded.

(4) To be eligible to claim the credit allowed under subsection (1), an eligible taxpayer shall expend at least $30,000,000.00 on capital expenditures before January 1, 2011. To be eligible to claim the credit allowed under subsection (2), an eligible taxpayer shall, in addition to the expenditures required to claim the credit under subsection (1), expend, at a minimum, an additional $32,000,000.00 on capital expenditures as follows:

(a) At least $10,000,000.00 after December 31, 2010 and before January 1, 2013.

(b) Including the amount expended under subdivision (a), a cumulative total of at least $32,000,000.00 after December 31, 2010 and before January 1, 2016.

(5) As used in this section:

(a) "Eligible taxpayer" means any of the following:

(i) A person who owns and operates a motorsports entertainment complex and has at least 2 days of motorsports events each calendar year which shall be comparable to NASCAR Nextel cup events held in 2007 or their successor events.

(ii) A person who is the lessee and operator of a motorsports entertainment complex or the lessee of the land on which a motorsports entertainment complex is located and operates that motorsports entertainment complex.

(iii) A person who operates and maintains a motorsports entertainment complex under an operation and management agreement.

(b) "Motorsports entertainment complex" means a closed-course motorsports facility, and its ancillary grounds and facilities, that satisfies all of the following:

(i) Has at least 70,000 fixed seats for race patrons.

(ii) Has at least 6 scheduled days of motorsports events each calendar year.

(iii) Serves food and beverages at the motorsports entertainment complex during motorsports events each calendar year through concession outlets, which are staffed by individuals who represent or are members of 1 or more nonprofit civic or charitable organizations that directly benefit from the concession outlets' sales.

(iv) Engages in tourism promotion.

(v) Has permanent exhibitions of motorsports history, events, or vehicles within the motorsports entertainment complex.

(c) "Motorsports event" means a motorsports race and its ancillary activities that have been sanctioned by a sanctioning body.

(d) "Sanctioning body" means the American motorcycle association (AMA); auto racing club of America (ARCA); championship auto racing teams (CART); grand American road racing association (GRAND AM); Indy racing league (IRL); national association for stock car auto racing (NASCAR); national hot rod association (NHRA); professional sports car racing (PSR); sports car club of America (SCCA); United States auto club (USAC); Michigan state promoters association; or any successor organization or any other nationally or internationally recognized governing body of motorsports that establishes an annual schedule of motorsports events and grants rights to conduct the events, that has established and administers rules and regulations governing all participants involved in the events and all persons conducting the events, and that requires certain liability assurances, including insurance.


History: 2007, Act 36, Eff. Jan. 1, 2008 ;-- Am. 2007, Act 145, Eff. Jan. 1, 2008 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 572, Imd. Eff. Jan. 16, 2009 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 103, Imd. Eff. June 29, 2010 ;-- Am. 2011, Act 39, Imd. Eff. May 25, 2011 ;-- Am. 2011, Act 77, Eff. May 26, 2011
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 1 of Act 36 of 2007 provides:"Enacting section 1. This act takes effect January 1, 2008 and applies to all business activity occurring after December 31, 2007."Enacting section 3 of Act 145 of 2007 provides:"Enacting section 3. Sections 281 and 451 of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208.1281 and 208.1451, as added by this amendatory act, and sections 105, 111, 113, 201, 239, 265, 403, 405, 409, 413, 445, 447, 515, and 601 of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208.1105, 208.1111, 208.1113, 208.1201, 208.1239, 208.1265, 208.1403, 208.1405, 208.1409, 208.1413, 208.1445, 208.1447, 208.1515, and 208.1601, as amended by this amendatory act, take effect January 1, 2008 and apply to all business activity occurring after December 31, 2007."Enacting section 1 of Act 77 of 2011 provides:"Enacting section 1. Sections 409, 455, and 510 of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208.1409, 208.1455, and 208.1510, as amended by this amendatory act, are retroactive and effective May 26, 2011. This provision is curative and is intended to express the original intent of the legislature concerning the application of 2011 PA 39."
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