Date Requested: February 20, 2015
Time Requested: 02:50 PM
Agency: Auditor, State of WV
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2993 Introduced HB2851
CBD Subject: Counties


FUND(S):

No State-Level Fund Impact

Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund COUNTY & MUNICIPAL FUNDS

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    The provisions of proposed House Bill 2851 will have no direct impact on the finances of State government. The major impact of the bill would be to eliminate the exemption from the assessment and collection of the Hotel Occupancy Tax with respect to rooms rented out as sleeping accomodations on a month-to-month basis or other rental arrangement for 30 days or longer. The enactment of the legislation would result in a revenue enhancement for multiple municipal and county governments around the State; however, we do not have any basis for providing an estimate of the potential growth in collections related to the Hotel Occupancy Tax at the local level, primarily because there is no reliable database available to this office which accounts for accomodations which currently are exempted from the provisions of the Hotel Occupancy Tax. In addition, the proposed legislation in House Bill 2851 expressly exempts rooms rented to Federal and State officials who are conducting official business from the Hotel Occupancy Tax.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2016
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 0


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


    



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    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Michael E. Sizemore, CPA
    Email Address: Mike.Sizemore@wvsao.gov