SB 1545 Income tax, state; credit for budget surplus.
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Summary as introduced:

Individual income tax credit; return of budget surplus. Requires several actions relating to Virginia taxable income if a general fund surplus is recorded in a fiscal year. First, the bill establishes a refundable individual income tax credit that is a portion of the general fund surplus for the corresponding fiscal year. If $50 million or more in general fund surplus remains after assignments of the surplus for the Revenue Stabilization Fund, the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund, the Transportation Trust Fund, and other mandatory assignments, then a refundable income tax credit would be allowed for the corresponding taxable year equal to the remaining surplus divided by the number of individual income tax returns filed for the most recent taxable year. If less than $50 million in general fund surplus remains after such mandatory assignments, no tax credit would be available and the remaining surplus would be assigned by the Comptroller for nonrecurring expenditures. The credit could be claimed only by those individuals who were required under Virginia law to file an individual income tax return and filed such return. Second, if actual general fund revenues exceed the official general fund forecast by at least $500 million in a fiscal year, the income tax rate for Virginia taxable income in excess of $17,000 shall be lowered by one-quarter of one percent for the subsequent taxable year, until all income in excess of $5,000 is taxed at a rate of five percent. Finally, if actual general fund revenues exceed the official general fund forecast by at least $50 million in a fiscal year, the corporate income tax rate shall be lowered by one percent for the subsequent taxable year.

Full text:
01/20/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103831D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/20/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103831D
01/20/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Finance
02/01/17  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Finance with letter (14-Y 2-N)