Employer Program Certification Procedures
(1)The application for program certification by an employer establishing an employer-sponsored scholarship program shall be filed by the employer with the Commission at least three months prior to the close of the first tax year for which a tax credit will be claimed.
(2)The application shall be filed on a form provided by the Commission and shall contain information required by the Commission including the following:
(a)The total number of employees employed by the employer for the calendar year and the total number of employees who will be eligible or whose dependents will be eligible to participate.
(b)The date on which scholarship program will first be available.
(c)The annual limit, if any, on the amount of funds to be used for scholarships; and
(d)The criteria to be used by the employer in determining the eligibility of an employee or an employee’s dependent for a scholarship under the program.
(3)The Commission shall certify an application that meets all conditions of the scholarship program.
(4)The Commission shall certify or reject an application within 60 days of receipt of the application and shall notify the employer of the Commission’s determination.
(5)For employers whose proposed scholarship program has been certified, the Commission shall send a letter of program certification to the employer.
(6)An employer whose application is rejected by the Commission shall have the opportunity to amend the application within 30 days of date of notification.
(7)A program certification issued under 575-063-0010 (Employer Program Certification Procedures) shall remain valid until the employer changes the terms of eligibility for a scholarship under the program, changes the minimum or maximum amount of a scholarship, or ceases to be an employer.
Rule 575-063-0010 — Employer Program Certification Procedures,