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 continue providing a personal income tax adjustment to the gross income of certain retirees receiving pensions from defined pension plans that terminated and are being paid a reduced maximum benefit guarantee.
    
    Under current law, retirees receiving pensions from defined pension plans that terminated and are being paid a reduced maximum benefit guarantee will receive a personal income tax adjustment through 2012. This bill would extend the allowance of that decreasing modification to 2015. Passage of the proposed legislation would result in an annual loss of roughly $500,000 to the General Revenue Fund in fiscal years 2014, 2015, and 2016.
    
    There would be no additional costs to the State Tax Department.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
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 -500,000


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


    Under current law, retirees receiving pensions from defined pension plans that terminated and are being paid a reduced maximum benefit guarantee will receive a personal income tax adjustment through 2012. This bill would extend the allowance of that decreasing modification to 2015. Passage of the proposed legislation would result in an annual loss of roughly $500,000 to the General Revenue Fund in fiscal years 2014, 2015, and 2016. Current law would also require some downward adjustment in benefit level for all affected filers in the event that the total cost should exceed $2 million in a given year.
    
    There would be no additional costs to the State Tax Department.



Memorandum


     Person submitting Fiscal Note: Mark Muchow
     Email Address: kerri.r.petry@wv.gov