§11-13AA-9. Tax credit review and accountability.

(a) Beginning on February 1, 2013, and continuing annually on February 1, the Tax Commissioner shall submit to the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates a tax credit review and accountability report evaluating the cost effectiveness of the credits allowed under this article during the most recent year for which information is available. The criteria to be evaluated include, but are not limited to, for each year:

(1) The number of taxpayers claiming the credit;

(2) The net number, type and duration of new jobs created by all taxpayers claiming the credit and the wages and benefits paid;

(3) The cost of the credit;

(4) The cost of the credit per new job created; and

(5) A comparison of employment trends for the industry and for taxpayers within the industry that claim the credit or deduction; and

(b) Taxpayers claiming the credit shall provide information that the Tax Commissioner requires to prepare the report required by this section. The information is subject to the confidentiality and disclosure provisions of sections five-d and five-s, article ten of this chapter.