Tax Credits (15 of 63 types) and Tax Refunds (3 types), Missing or Misreported.
Potential confusion with five tax credit programs structured for venture Capital investments or shared investment funds. Multi-levels and multi-threaded.
One of the five 68 2357.7 is named "Venture Capital." The other four fall under the "Capitial Formation Incentive Act." All five are similar in eligibility and reporting requirements.
The major differences are who has oversight and is allowed to use it.
Use of "Venture Capital" 68 2357.7 is restricted to funds operated by Bank of Oklahoma and Cimarron Capital. Cimarron Capital is owned by a private party Robert Heard was given oversight of both "Venture Capital" 68 2357.7 and the Oklahoma Capital Investment Board 74 OS Sec. 5085.1 - 5085.7. Starting 1987, Robert Heard was given the first a series of sole-source contracts all expenses and $100 million tax credits to use to secure bank loans to invest half in other states.
This is the situation after the 2009 cover-up. Even then, what was misreported was delayed by two or more years.
- Required key information has never been reported.
- Tax credits and tax refunds were undocumented, and no records of tax credits that were used.
- Information reported was reported under different names and tax credits.
- 20% of data entry and spelling errors.
- With 130,000 total names reported by Datagov (Openbooks), requiring computer searching & calculations ensures misleading information.
- Given tax credits and tax refunds were undocumented and usage unrecorded. No one will ever know how much has been lost.
- Five of these investment funds are multi-levels, multi-threads, and involve chaining - claiming the same funds were invested under multiple tax credit programs, including cross investing between venture Capital and non-venture capitial tax credit programs.
- Entangling further by cross reporting (Openbooks available via https://data.ok.gov/dataset) under the wrong programs, wrong names, wrong years, in addition to nearly 20% data entry and spelling errors.
(1) Five of the tax credit programs are structured "Venture Capital Capital Company's (CAPCO)"
(2) Capital Formation Incentive Act" (CFIA).
(3) Credit For Venture Capital Investments (68 OS Sec. 2357.7) usage is restricted to Bank of Oklahoma and Cimarron Business Capital. The program and is managed by a private party Robert Heard who owns Cimarron Business Capital.
(4) Oklahoma Capital Investment Board Tax Credit (OCIB). Controlled by Robert Heard, a private party operating under a public trust. The state is out of the picture and not allowed to audit. At least that is the excuse used.
|Tax Credit Types||Issues||State Statutes|
|7 or 63 tax credits missing or misreported in Openbooks available via data.ok.gov|
|Five of the 63 Tax Credits are Structured for CAPCOs(1)|
|Small Business Capital Credit - CFIA(2)||Misreported||68 OS Sec. 2357.62 |
|Small Business Venture - CFIA(2)||Hidden & missing reports||68 OS Sec. 2357.63|
|Rural Small Business Capital Credit - CFIA(2)||Misreported||68 OS Sec. 2357.73 |
|Rural Small Business Venture - CFIA(2)||Hidden & missing reports||68 OS Sec. 2357.74|
|Credit For Venture Capital Investments(3)||Misreported||68 OS Sec. 2357.7, .8|
|Oklahoma Capital Investment Board Tax Credit(5) ||Missing most years||74 OS Sec. 5085.1 - 5085.7 |
|Oklahoma Investment New Jobs Tax Credit(4)||Misreported||68 OS Sec. 2357.4 |
|Tax Credits Swapped for Tax Refunds or Used to offset paying |
|Gross Production Tax Refunds||Hidden & missing reports||68 OS Sec. 1001|
|Excise Tax on Petroleum oil Tax Refunds||Hidden & missing reports||68 OS Sec. 1101|
|Excise Tax on Natural Gas Tax Refunds||Hidden & missing reports||68 OS Sec. 1101|
|Tax Credits Used to Offset Paying |
|Insurance Premium Tax||Hidden & missing reports||36 O.S. 624 and 628|
|Bank Privilege Tax||Hidden & missing reports||68 O.S. 2370|
See all 63 tax credits and 3 tax refunds involved