State Sales and Use Tax Earmarks and General Fund Set Asides and Transfers

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State Sales and Use Tax Earmarks and General Fund Set Asides and Transfers

  1. 1. State Sales and Use Tax Earmarks and General Fund Set Asides and Transfers Prepared for the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee July 16, 2014
  2. 2. State Sales and Use Tax Earmarks Water, $29,764,870 , 7% Transportation, $393,254,722 , 93% Qualified Emergency Food Agency Fund, $533,750 , 0% Source: Utah State Tax Commission
  3. 3. Sales and Use Tax Earmarks (1998 – 2013) $- $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Millions Source: Utah State Tax Commission
  4. 4. Surplus Set Asides Transfers General Fund Revenue 84% 16% Sales and Use Tax Other
  5. 5. General Fund Revenue Surplus Set Asides • Medicaid Growth Reduction and Budget Stabilization Account • Portion of general fund revenue surplus • Amount equal to Medicaid growth savings from risk-based delivery models • Account balance: $0 (no activity in fund since creation in 2011) • General Fund Budget Reserve Account (rainy day fund) • 25% of general fund revenue surplus; but • Total balance may not exceed amount equal to 8% of appropriations of General Fund in fiscal year in which the surplus occurred • Account balance: $ 132,121,693 Source: Utah Code and Division of Finance
  6. 6. General Fund Revenue Surplus Set Asides • Disaster Recovery Fund • Portion of general fund revenue surplus • Account balance: $ 15,966,479 • Industrial Assistance Account • Portion of general fund revenue surplus • Amount equal to any credit that has accrued to support grant payments or in lieu of cash repayment of a restricted account loan obligation • Capped at $50,000,000 • Account balance: $ 28,379,331 Source: Utah Code and Division of Finance
  7. 7. General Fund Transfers • Income Tax Credits • At-home parent (FY 2012, $463K) • Tools used in farming operations (FY 2012 $12K) • Qualifying electric or hybrid vehicle (in excess of $500K, FY 2012 $1.2M) • New convention facility development tax credit (effective 2015) • Property Tax Relief (Circuit Breaker) • Economic Incentive Restricted Account • Economic development tool • Amount equal to total of partial tax rebates given to entities • Account balance: $8.6M • Tourism Marketing Performance Account • statewide advertising, marketing, and branding campaign for promotion of the state • FY 2014 appropriation: $12M Source: Utah Code, Division of Finance, Utah State Tax Commission, and Legislative Fiscal Analyst
  8. 8. Industrial Assistance Account • Fostering and development of industry in Utah is a state public purpose necessary to assure: • welfare of citizens • growth of economy • adequate employment for citizens • Uses • up to 50% in economically disadvantaged rural areas; • up to 25% to take timely advantage of economic opportunities as they arise; • up to 4% to promote business and economic development in rural areas; and • up to $3,000,000 one-time used for the purpose of incubating technology solutions related to economic and workforce development; • Other • Certain companies and entities may receive loans, grants, or other financial assistance from the account • Earned credits may be used to support grant payments or in lieu of cash repayment of a restricted account loan obligation Source: Utah Code

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