Idaho Statutes

56-1106.  Individual development account advisory board — Powers and duties. There is hereby created the individual development account advisory board. The board shall consist of the administrator of the division of financial management or his designee who shall serve as chair, the director of the department of finance or designee, the director of the department of health and welfare or designee, the director of the department of commerce or designee, the chairman of the Idaho state tax commission or designee, and the superintendent of public instruction or designee. A quorum shall be necessary to transact business. Members of the board shall be compensated by their appointing entity. The individual development account board shall:
(1)  Develop and administer the individual development account program in a manner consistent with this chapter through the adoption of guidelines and procedures, and rules adopted in compliance with chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code;
(2)  Retain professional services, if necessary, including accountants, auditors, consultants and other experts;
(3)  Seek rulings and other guidance, as necessary, from the United States department of the treasury, the internal revenue service and the state tax commission relating to the program;
(4)  Make changes to the program required for the participants in the program to obtain the federal income tax benefits or treatment provided by section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
(5)  Interpret, in rules, policies, guidelines and procedures, the provisions of this chapter broadly in light of its purpose and objectives; and
(6)  Approve fiduciary organizations to implement the individual development account program and administer moneys for individual development account purposes. In making the selections, the board shall consider factors including, but not limited to:
(a)  The ability of the fiduciary organization to implement and administer the individual development account program, including the ability to verify account holder eligibility, certify that matching deposits are used only for approved purposes and exercise general fiscal accountability;
(b)  The capacity of the fiduciary organization to provide or raise matching funds for the deposits of account holders;
(c)  The capacity of the fiduciary organization to provide financial counseling and other related services to account holders;
(d)  The links that the fiduciary organization has to other activities and programs designed to increase the independence of this state’s lower-income households through education and training, home ownership and small business development; and
(e)  The ability to meet criteria established by the federal government relating to individual development account programs.

[56-1106, added 2002, ch. 149, sec. 1, p. 438.]

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