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 from the consumers sales tax and use tax any sales of donated clothing or clothing accessories sold at retail to the public by churches or religious organizations that are exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501 (c)(3) or Section 501 (c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The bill also authorizes the Tax Commissioner to designate, by rule, the exemption as a per se exemption, thus obviating the need for exemption certificates.
    
    As written, the passage of this bill would result in minimal revenue loss to the General Revenue Fund.
    
    Also, additional administrative costs to the State Tax Department would be minimal.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2009
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2010
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 4,000 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 4,000 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


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


    The stated purpose of this bill is to exempt from the consumers sales tax and use tax any sales of donated clothing or clothing accessories sold at retail to the public by churches or religious organizations that are exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501 (c)(3) or Section 501 (c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The bill also authorizes the Tax Commissioner to designate, by rule, the exemption as a per se exemption, thus obviating the need for exemption certificates.
    
    As written, the passage of this bill would result in minimal revenue loss to the General Revenue Fund.
    
    Also, additional administrative costs to the State Tax Department would be minimal.



Memorandum


    



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