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Engrossed Version Senate Bill 746 History

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ENGROSSED

Senate Bill No. 746

(By Senators Helmick, Sharpe, Chafin, Plymale, Prezioso,

Edgell, Love, Bailey, Bowman, McCabe, Unger, Minear,

Boley, Facemyer, Yoder, Guills and Sprouse)

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[Originating in the Committee on Finance;

reported March 24, 2005.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §11-13A-3b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to reducing the rate of tax paid on privilege of severing timber after specified date; and deleting obsolete language.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §11-13A-3b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 13A. SEVERANCE AND BUSINESS PRIVILEGE TAX ACT.
§11-13A-3b. Imposition of tax on privilege of severing timber.
(a) Imposition of tax. -- For the privilege of engaging or continuing within this state in the business of severing timber for sale, profit or commercial use, there is hereby levied and shall be collected from every person exercising such privilege an annual privilege tax.
(b) Rate and measure of tax. -- The tax imposed in subsection (a) of this section shall be three and twenty-two hundredths percent of the gross value of the timber produced, as shown by the gross proceeds derived from the sale thereof by the producer, except as otherwise provided in this article: Provided, That as to timber produced after the thirty-first day of December, two thousand five, the rate of the tax imposed in subsection (a) of this section shall be one and twenty-two hundredths percent of the gross value of the timber produced, as shown by the gross proceeds derived from the sale thereof by the producer, except as otherwise provided in this article.
(c) Tax in addition to other taxes. -- The tax imposed by this section shall apply to all persons severing timber in this state and shall be in addition to all other taxes imposed by law.
(d) Effective date. - This section, as amended in the year one thousand nine hundred ninety-three, shall apply to gross proceeds derived after the thirty-first day of May of such year. The language of section three of this article, as in effect on the first day of January of such year, shall apply to gross proceeds derived prior to the first day of June of such year and, with respect to such gross income, shall be fully and completely preserved.
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