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WVC 7 - 11 B- 17 §7-11B-17. Division of ad valorem real property tax revenue.
(a) For so long as the development or redevelopment district exists, the county sheriff shall divide the ad valorem tax revenue collected, with respect to taxable property in the district, as follows:

(1) The assessor shall determine for each tax year:

(A) The amount of ad valorem property tax revenue that should be generated by multiplying the assessed value of the property for the then current tax year by the aggregate of applicable levy rates for the tax year;

(B) The amount of ad valorem tax revenue that should be generated by multiplying the base assessed value of the property by the applicable regular ad valorem levy rates for the tax year;

(C) The amount of ad valorem tax revenue that should be generated by multiplying the assessed value of the property for the current tax year by the applicable levy rates for general obligation bond debt service for the tax year;

(D) The amount of ad valorem property tax revenue that should be generated by multiplying the assessed value of the property for the current tax year by the applicable excess levy rates for the tax year; and

(E) The amount of ad valorem property tax revenue that should be generated by multiplying the incremental value by the applicable regular levy rates for the tax year.

(2) The sheriff shall determine from the calculations set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection the percentage share of total ad valorem revenue for each levying body according to paragraphs (B) through (D), inclusive, of said subdivision by dividing each of such amounts by the total ad valorem revenue figure determined by the calculation in paragraph (A) of said subdivision; and

(3) On each date on which ad valorem tax revenue is to be distributed to the levying bodies, such revenue shall be distributed by:

(A) Applying the percentage share determined according to paragraph (B), subdivision (1) of this subsection to the revenues received and distributing such share to the levying bodies entitled to such distribution pursuant to current law;

(B) Applying the percentage share determined according to paragraph (C), subdivision (1) of this subsection to the revenues received and distributing such share to the levying bodies entitled to such distribution by reason of having general obligation bonds outstanding;

(C) Applying the percentage share determined according to paragraph (D), subdivision (1) of this subsection to the revenues received and distributing such share to the levying bodies entitled to such distribution by reason of having excess levies in effect for the tax year; and

(D) Applying the percentage share determined according to paragraph (E), subdivision (1) of this subsection to the revenues received and distributing such share to the tax increment financing fund of the development or redevelopment district.

(b) In each year for which there is a positive tax increment, the county sheriff shall remit to the tax increment financing fund of the development or redevelopment district that portion of the ad valorem property taxes collected that consists of the tax increment.

(c) Any additional moneys appropriated to the development or redevelopment district pursuant to an appropriation by the county commission that created the district and any additional moneys dedicated to the fund from other sources shall be deposited to the tax increment financing fund for the development or redevelopment district by the sheriff.

(d) Any funds deposited into the tax increment financing fund of the development or redevelopment district may be used to pay project costs, principal and interest on bonds and the cost of any other improvements in the development or redevelopment district deemed proper by the county commission.

(e) Unless otherwise directed pursuant to any agreement with the holders of tax increment financing obligations, moneys in the tax increment financing fund may be temporarily invested in the same manner as other funds of the county commission, or the municipality, that established the fund.

(f) If less than all of the tax increment is to be used for project costs or pledged to secure tax increment financing as provided in the plan for the development or redevelopment district, the sheriff shall account for that fact in distributing the ad valorem property tax revenues.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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