Date Requested:February 21, 2013
Time Requested:05:15 PM
Agency: State Tax & Revenue Department
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1013 Introduced HB2102
CBD Subject: INTEREST INCOME FOR SENIORS EXCLUSION
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 exclude federal interest income when applying $8,000 income exclusion available to persons age sixty-five or older and to persons who are permanently and totally disabled regardless of age and making the change to tax years beginning after December 31, 2013.
    
    Under the provisions of this bill, tax exempt interest earnings from federal obligations would no longer count against the $8,000 income exclusion for senior citizens or disabled individuals. Passage of this bill would reduce General Revenue Fund collections by roughly $900,000 per year beginning in FY2015.
    
    There would no additional administrative costs.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2014
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 -900,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    This bill increases the maximum level of income exclusion by up to $8,000 ($16,000 on joint returns) for senior citizens and disabled individuals who receive tax exempt interest income from federal obligations. Interest from federal obligations would no longer count against the $8,000 income exclusion under the provisions of this bill. Passage of this bill would reduce General Revenue Fund collections by roughly $900,000 per year beginning in FY2015.
    
    There would be no additional administrative costs.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Mark B. Muchow
Email Address:
Roger.D.Cox@wv.gov