FUND(S):

General Revenue Fund, local governments

Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund local property tax

Legislation creates:

A New Program



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    The stated purpose of this bill is to redefine “managed timberland,” for purposes of preferential tax assessment, to parcels less than one thousand acres owned by one corporation, one person or if more than one person, then owned indivision.
    
    The bill would result in an annual increase of approximately $1.7 million in local property tax revenues and $7,000 in State revenue beginning with the 2006 fiscal year.
    
    There would be no additional administrative costs to the State or local governments.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2006
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 1,700,000


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    The bill as written would result in an annual increase of approximately $7,000 in State revenue and $1.7 million in local property tax revenues beginning with the 2006 fiscal year. However, some counties will experience a tax loss due to the provisions of this bill.
    
    There would be no additional administrative costs to the State or local governments.



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Mark Muchow
    Email Address: kpetry@tax.state.wv.us