Date Requested:March 18, 2005
Time Requested:03:07 PM
Agency: State Tax Department
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005R1793 Intro SB601
CBD Subject: Military Retirement Pension Exemption
FUND(S)
General Revenue Fund
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The stated purpose of this bill is to exempt military retirement pensions from income tax.
    
    According to our interpretation, passage of this bill would reduce General Revenue Fund collections by $300,000 per year.
    
    There would be no additional administrative costs to the Tax Department associated with passage of this bill.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
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 -300,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    This bill increases existing military pension income exclusions from up to $22,000 per year to the full amount of pension benefits. The provisions of the bill would become effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2006. Passage of this bill would result in a decrease in General Revenue Fund collections of roughly $300,000 per year.


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