Create a credit for unpaid medical professionals who mentor graduate students

· Mar. 6, 2015, 6:02 pm
Photo: Tabor impact $0.53(CPR: Megan Arellano)

This article is part of our look at potential refunds from the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. Learn more about how TABOR works here. 

Title: HB15-1238 Tax Credit Preceptors Health Professional Shortage Areas

Sponsors: Rep. Perry Buck (R-Windsor), Sen. John Cooke (R-Greeley)

Status: Introduced and assigned to the House Health, Insurance, & Environment and Finance committees on Feb. 19. The Health, Insurance, & Environment Committee referred an amended version of the bill to the Finance Committee on March 12. The Finance Committee referred an amended version of the bill to the Appropriations Committee on April 15. The House Appropriation killed the bill on April 22. 

What the bill would have done: This bill would have given specialized, unpaid health care professionals working in health care deserts a state income tax credit if they mentor a graduate student seeking a degree. To claim the credit, the health care professional would have needed to provide personalized instruction and training for a full clinical rotation in the health care desert to a graduate student seeking a degree.

How it would have affected your refund: This bill would have reduced the average taxpayer refund by 53 cents in fiscal year 2015-16.

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