SB 662-FN - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 662-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. L. Ober, Hills. 37; Rep. Major, Rock. 14; Rep. Abrami, Rock. 19
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means
This bill allows for an exemption from income subject to the tax on interest and dividends of a qualifying amount paid for medical care.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
V. The amount of expenses paid for medical care during the tax year allowed as a deduction from federal taxable income under Section 213 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
SB 662-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill allows for an exemption from the Interest and Dividends (I&D) Tax for medical expenses for taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2020. The Department of Revenue Administration states this exemption would result in an indeterminable decrease in General Fund revenue in FY 2021 and each year thereafter. The Department does not know the number of taxpayers that would be impacted by this bill or the potential exemption amounts to determine the actual decrease in General Fund revenue. For reference purposes, the Department is able to apply the language of this bill to tax year 2017 to provide an estimate of the impact. The total I&D Tax liability reported by taxpayers who claimed a medical expense exemption on their federal return for tax year 2017 was $59,299,793. To calculate the estimated fiscal impact of this bill on tax year 2017, the Department, for each taxpayer, subtracted the medical expense exemption as reported on the taxpayer's federal return from the taxpayer's adjusted taxable income, and then multiplied this number by the 5 percent I&D Tax to calculate the I&D liability. Adding the medical expense exemption resulted in a tax year 2017 total I&D Tax liability of $55,366,249, which is a decrease in revenue of $3,933,544.
There are some taxpayers who have overpaid their tax liability and carry the overpayment as a credit rather than request a refund. If a taxpayer no longer has an I&D Tax liability due to the changes in this bill, they may request that the credit be refunded, which would add to any revenue decrease associated with this bill.
Department of Revenue Administration
|Jan. 22, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 19, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Ways and Means; SJ 2|
|Jan. 22, 2020||Hearing: 01/22/2020, Room 100, SH, 09:30 am; SC 3|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/13/2020; SC 6|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 02/13/2020; SJ 4|
|March 19, 2020||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate SC 11|