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Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide credits for the production of renewable chemicals and investments in renewable chemical production facilities, and for other purposes.


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10/18/2017Introduced in Senate

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10/18/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 10/18/2017
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]* 10/18/2017
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]* 10/18/2017
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 10/18/2017
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 02/13/2018

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Senate Finance10/18/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (10/18/2017)

Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow: (1) a business-related tax credit for the production of renewable chemicals, and (2) a tax credit for investment in renewable chemical production facilities.

The bill defines "renewable chemical" as any chemical that: (1) is produced in the United States from renewable biomass; (2) is sold or used for the production of chemical products, polymers, plastics, or formulated products or as chemicals, polymers, plastics, or formulated products; (3) has a biobased content of not less than 95%; (4) is the product of, or reliant upon, biological or thermal conversion of renewable biomass; (5) is not sold or used for the production of any food, feed, or fuel; and (6) is not a chemical for which either of the tax credits established by this bill have been claimed by the taxpayer in any taxable year.

The bill requires the Department of the Treasury to establish a program to allocate renewable chemical tax credit amounts to eligible taxpayers and imposes an aggregate limit on the amount of credits that may be allocated to not more than $500 million during the 5-year period after enactment of this bill. The amount of the credits that may be allocated to any taxpayer for any taxable year may not exceed $25 million.