SECTION 1. Subsection (d) of Section 2 of Chapter 62 of the General Laws, appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subclause (I), the following subclause:-
(J) An amount equal to the principal payments on education debts paid by an employer on behalf of an employee who is a resident of the commonwealth; provided, however, that the amount of the deduction shall not exceed $2,000. For purposes of this subclause, “education debt” shall have the same meaning as defined in paragraph (12) of subsection (a) of Part B of Section 3.
SECTION 2. Chapter 63 of the General Laws, as appearing the 2014 Official Edition, shall hereby be amended by inserting after Section 38FF the following new section:-
Section 38GG. (a) For the purposes of this section, “education debt” shall have the same meaning as defined in paragraph (12) of subsection (a) of Part B of Section 3 of Chapter 62.
(b) In determining the net income subject to tax under this chapter, a business corporation shall be allowed a deduction of an amount equal to the principal payments on education debts paid by the business corporation on behalf of an employee who is a resident of the commonwealth; provided however, that the deduction taken for payments on education debts paid on behalf of any individual employee shall not exceed $2,000.
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