§ 105‑129.16J.  Temporary unemployment insurance refundable tax credit.

(a) Credit. – A small business that makes contributions during the taxable year to the State Unemployment Insurance Fund with respect to wages paid for employment in this State is allowed a credit equal to twenty‑five percent (25%) of the contributions. A small business is a business whose cumulative gross receipts from business activity for the taxable year do not exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000).

(b) Refundable. – Notwithstanding G.S. 105‑129.17, the credit allowed by this section is subject to the following:

(1) The credit may only be claimed against the income taxes imposed by Article 4 of this Chapter.

(2) If the credit exceeds the amount of tax imposed by Article 4 of this Chapter for the taxable year reduced by the sum of all credits allowable, the excess is refundable. The refundable excess is governed by the provisions governing a refund of an overpayment by the taxpayer of the tax imposed in that Article. In computing the amount of tax against which multiple credits are allowed, nonrefundable credits are subtracted before refundable credits.

(c) Applicability. – This section applies only to taxable years 2010 and 2011. (2010‑31, s. 31.1A(a).)