Date Requested:February 25, 2008
Time Requested:02:27 PM
Agency: State Tax Department
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
Comm. Sub. HB4037
CBD Subject: Reducing state income tax liability for certain retired public employees
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 purpose of this bill is to exempt the first $4,000 of state and federal pensions for retirees under the age of sixty-five and exempt $16,000 of those pensions for retirees who are sixty-five or older.
    
    Passage of this change would reduce General Revenue Fund collections by roughly $8.5 million in FY2010. The estimate assumes that these new modifications count against the $8,000 income modification for senior citizens. The anticipated retirements of members of the baby-boom generation will result in additional escalation of costs over time.
    
    There would be no additional administrative costs associated with the change in the modification for current tax years.
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2008
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2009
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 -8,500,000 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Passage of this change would reduce General Revenue Fund collections by roughly $8.5 million in FY2010. The estimate assumes that these new modifications count against the $8,000 income modification for senior citizens. The anticipated retirements of members of the baby-boom generation will result in additional escalation of costs over time.
    
    There would be no additional administrative costs associated with the change in the modification for current tax years.
    


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