HB 117-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 117-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Lang, Belk. 4; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. R. Ober, Hills. 37; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means
This bill increases exemption amounts under the interest and dividends tax and decreases the annual total aggregate amount of the research and development tax credit against business taxes.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
77:3 Who Taxable.
I. Taxable income is that income received from interest and dividends during the tax year prior to the assessment date by:
(a) Individuals who are inhabitants or residents of this state for any part of the taxable year whose gross interest and dividend income from all sources, including income from a qualified investment company pursuant to RSA 77:4, V, exceeds [$2,400] $3,500 during that taxable period.
(b) Partnerships, limited liability companies, and associations, the beneficial interest in which is not represented by transferable shares, whose gross interest and dividend income from all sources exceeds [$2,400] $3,500 during the taxable year, but not including a qualified investment company as defined in RSA 77-A:1, XXI, or a trust comprising a part of an employee benefit plan, as defined in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, section 3.
(c) Executors deriving their appointment from a court of this state whose gross interest and dividend income from all sources exceeds [$2,400] $3,500 during the taxable year.
II. No person shall be subject to tax under RSA 77 solely due to its holding an ownership interest in a qualified investment company as defined in RSA 77-A:1, XXI.
77:5 Exemptions. Each taxpayer shall have the following exemptions:
I. Income of [$2,400] $3,500.
II. An additional [$1,200] $1,750 if either or both taxpayers are 65 years of age or older on the last day of the tax year.
III. An additional [$1,200] $1,750 if either or both taxpayers are blind.
IV. An additional [$1,200] $1,750 if either or both taxpayers are disabled, unable to work, and have not yet reached their sixty-fifth birthday.
(1) The aggregate of tax credits issued by the commissioner to all taxpayers claiming the credit shall not exceed [$7,000,000] $2,000,000 for any fiscal year.
I. Sections 1 and 2 of this act shall take effect January 1, 2020.
II. The remainder of this act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
HB 117-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ X ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill amends RSA 77:3,I (a) through (c) of the Interest and Dividends Tax by increasing the filing threshold from $2,400 to $3,500 and amends RSA 77:5 by increasing the exemption on income from $2,400 to $3,500 and increasing the exemption for blind, disabled and over 65 taxpayers from $1,200 to $1,750. The bill also decreases the research and development credit against business taxes from $7,000,000 to $2,000,000 for any fiscal year. The Interest and Dividends Tax changes in this bill would be applicable to tax years ending on or after December 31, 2020. The remainder of the bill would be effective July 1, 2019. Increasing the exemptions under the Interest and Dividends Tax will result in an indeterminable decrease in State General Fund revenue. The Department cannot determine the potential decrease in revenue in future years; however, the Department did apply the changes contained in this bill to tax year 2016 to show the impact on revenue in that tax year. If this bill had been in effect for tax year 2016, State General Fund revenue would have been reduced by $6,457,625. Additionally, there are some taxpayers who have overpaid their tax liability that carry the overpayment as a credit rather than request a refund. If a taxpayer no longer has an Interest and Dividends Tax liability due to the changes in this bill, they may request their credit be refunded. The requested refunds would add to any revenue decrease attributable to this bill.
Reducing the research and development tax credit from $7,000,000 to $2,000,000 will result in an increase of $5,000,000 of State General Fund and Education Trust Fund revenue. The research and development tax credit is allowed to be carried forward for 5 years. Due to the ability to carry forward the credit for 5 years, the Department has no means to determine when a carry forward credit will be utilized that would offset the $5,000,000 increase in revenue.
Department of Revenue Administration
|Jan. 2, 2019||Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Ways and Means HJ 2 P. 38|
|Jan. 16, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/16/2019 11:30 am LOB 202|
|Jan. 22, 2019||Full Committee Work Session: 01/22/2019 02:00 pm LOB 202|
|Jan. 29, 2019||Executive Session: 01/29/2019 01:30 pm LOB 202|
|Retained in Committee|
|Jan. 16, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 29, 2019||House||Exec Session|