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 all military, National Guard and Reserve income from state income taxes.
    
    The bill, as written, exempts all military income received by regular Armed Forces, reserves and National Guard personnel from Personal Income Tax for tax years beginning after December 31, 2013. Based on the assumption that this exception includes only active duty and reserve pay and does not include military retirement income, passage of this bill would result in a loss in General Revenue of $3.6 million from the exemption of reserve pay and $600,000 for active duty pay beginning in Fiscal Year 2015.
    
    There would be no additional administrative costs.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2015
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 -4,200,000 -4,200,000


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


    The bill, as written, exempts all military income received by regular Armed Forces, reserves and National Guard personnel from Personal Income Tax for tax years beginning after December 31, 2013. Based on the assumption that this exception includes only active duty and reserve pay and does not include military retirement income, passage of this bill would result in a loss in General Revenue of $3.6 million from the exemption of reserve pay and $600,000 for active duty pay beginning in Fiscal Year 2015.
    
    There would be no additional administrative costs.
    



Memorandum


    The stated purpose of this bill is to exempt all military, National Guard and Reserve income from state income taxes.
    
    The term “military income” is not defined in the bill. The bill is silent as to whether military retirement is included in “all military income”.
     Person submitting Fiscal Note: Mark B. Muchow
     Email Address: Roger.D.Cox@wv.gov