Land Preservation Tax Credit
Important Information Regarding the Land Preservation Income Tax Credit
Credits; Land Preservation Tax Credit
TAX BULLETIN 13-1
Virginia Department of Taxation
January 25, 2013
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
THE LAND PRESERVATION INCOME TAX CREDIT
New Cap Amount
House Bill 5019 (Chapter 4, Special Session I of 2006) made several changes to the Land Preservation Tax Credit. One of these changes established a $100 million cap on the amount of total credits that may be issued by the Department of Taxation (“the Department”) during a calendar year.
In addition, the legislation provided a mechanism by which this cap may be increased because of inflation. Under
§ 58.1-512 D 4b, beginning with calendar year 2008, the $100 million cap must be increased by an amount equal to $100 million multiplied by the percentage by which the consumer price index for all-urban consumers published by the United States Department of Labor (CPI-U) for the 12-month period ending August 31 of the preceding year exceeds the CPI-U for the 12-month period ending August 31, 2006.
For example, for calendar year 2012, the average CPI-U for the 12-month period ending August 31, 2011 increased by approximately 11.05 percent over the average for the 12-month period ending August 31, 2006. Therefore, for calendar year 2012, the cap was $111,054,000.
Using information obtained from United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average CPI-U for the 12-month period ending August 31, 2012 increased by approximately 13.91 percent over the average for the 12-month period ending August 31, 2006. As a result, the cap for the Land Preservation Income Tax Credit will be increased to $113,909,000 for calendar year 2013.
The following chart depicts the growth in the CPI-U from 2006 through the applicable year for each year that the $100,000,000 has been increased. It also shows the amount of the cap for each applicable year.
CPI-U Amount Over 2006 Base Year
If you have additional questions, please visit the Department’s website at
, or contact the Tax Credit Unit at (804) 786-2992.
This Tax Bulletin superseded by Tax Bulletin 13-6 (Public Document 13-74, 5/22/13).