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Chapter 11     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. SUPERVISION.

ARTICLE 1A. APPRAISAL OF PROPERTY.

ARTICLE 1B. ADDITIONAL REVIEW OF PROPERTY APPRAISALS; IMPLEMENTATION.

ARTICLE 1C. FAIR AND EQUITABLE PROPERTY VALUATION.

ARTICLE 2. ASSESSORS.

ARTICLE 3. ASSESSMENTS GENERALLY.

ARTICLE 4. ASSESSMENT OF REAL PROPERTY.

ARTICLE 5. ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY.

ARTICLE 6. ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE BUSINESSES.

ARTICLE 6A. POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITIES TAX TREATMENT.

ARTICLE 6B. HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION.

ARTICLE 6C. SPECIAL METHOD FOR APPRAISING DEALER VEHICLE INVENTORY.

ARTICLE 6D. ALTERNATIVE-FUEL MOTOR VEHICLES TAX CREDIT.

ARTICLE 6E. SPECIAL METHOD FOR VALUATION OF CERTAIN MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION PROPERTY.

ARTICLE 6F. SPECIAL METHOD FOR APPRAISING QUALIFIED CAPITAL ADDITIONS TO MANUFACTURING FACILITIES.

ARTICLE 6G. ASSESSMENT OF INTERSTATE PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION MOTOR VEHICLE BUSINESSES REGISTERED UNDER A PROPORTIONAL REGISTRATION AGREEMENT.

ARTICLE 6H. VALUATION OF SPECIAL AIRCRAFT PROPERTY.

ARTICLE 6I. SENIOR CITIZEN PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT DEFERMENT ACT.

ARTICLE 6J. SPECIAL METHOD FOR VALUATION OF CERTAIN HIGH-TECHNOLOGY PROPERTY.

ARTICLE 6K. ASSESSMENT OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AND NATURAL RESOURCES PROPERTY.

ARTICLE 7. CAPITATION TAXES.

ARTICLE 8. LEVIES.

ARTICLE 8A. COUNTY-WIDE LEVY FOR DISTRICT DEBT SERVICE.

ARTICLE 9. CRIMES AND PENALTIES.

ARTICLE 10. WEST VIRGINIA TAX PROCEDURE AND ADMINISTRATION ACT.

ARTICLE 10A. WEST VIRGINIA OFFICE OF TAX APPEALS.

ARTICLE 10B. TAX PENALTY AND ADDITIONS TO TAX AMNESTY.

ARTICLE 10D. TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 10E. TAX SHELTER VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 11. ESTATE TAXES.

ARTICLE 11A. INTERSTATE COMPROMISE OF INHERITANCE AND DEATH TAXES.

ARTICLE 11B. INTERSTATE ARBITRATION OF INHERITANCE AND DEATH TAXES.

ARTICLE 12. BUSINESS REGISTRATION TAX.

ARTICLE 12A. ANNUAL TAX ON INCOMES OF CERTAIN CARRIERS.

ARTICLE 12B. MINIMUM SEVERANCE TAX ON COAL.

ARTICLE 12C. CORPORATE LICENSE TAX.

ARTICLE 12D. ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICE OF BUSINESS REGISTRATION; CREATION OF CENTRALIZED RECORDS.

ARTICLE 13. BUSINESS AND OCCUPATION TAX.

ARTICLE 13A. SEVERANCE AND BUSINESS PRIVILEGE TAX ACT.

ARTICLE 13AA. COMMERCIAL PATENT INCENTIVES TAX ACT.

ARTICLE 13B. TELECOMMUNICATIONS TAX.

ARTICLE 13BB. WEST VIRGINIA INNOVATIVE MINE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY TAX CREDIT ACT.

ARTICLE 13C. BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND JOBS EXPANSION TAX CREDIT.

ARTICLE 13CC. ENERGY INTENSIVE INDUSTRIAL CONSUMERS REVITALIZATION TAX CREDIT.

ARTICLE 13D. TAX CREDITS FOR INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION AND REVITALIZATION, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, CERTAIN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES FACILITIES, INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES PRODUCING COAL-BASED LIQUIDS USED TO PRODUCE SYNTHETIC FUELS, AND AEROSPACE INDUSTRIAL FACILITY INVESTMENTS.

ARTICLE 13DD. WEST VIRGINIA FARM-TO-FOOD BANK TAX CREDIT.

ARTICLE 13E. BUSINESS AND OCCUPATION TAX CREDIT FOR COAL LOADING FACILITIES.

ARTICLE 13F. BUSINESS AND OCCUPATION TAX CREDIT FOR REDUCING ELECTRIC AND NATURAL GAS UTILITY RATES FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS.

ARTICLE 13G. TAX CREDIT FOR REDUCING TELEPHONE UTILITY RATES FOR CERTAIN LOW-INCOME RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS.

ARTICLE 13H. BUSINESS AND OCCUPATION TAX CREDIT FOR INCREASED GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY.

ARTICLE 13I. TAX CREDIT FOR EMPLOYING FORMER EMPLOYEES OF COLIN ANDERSON CENTER WHO LOST THEIR JOBS DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF COLIN ANDERSON CENTER.

ARTICLE 13J. NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 13K. TAX CREDIT FOR AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT.

ARTICLE 13L. THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY JOBS RETENTION ACT.

ARTICLE 13M. TAX CREDIT FOR NEW VALUE-ADDED WOOD MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS.

ARTICLE 13N. TAX CREDIT FOR NEW STEEL MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS AFTER JULY 1, 1998.

ARTICLE 13O. TAX CREDIT FOR NEW ALUMINUM OR POLYMER MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS AFTER JULY 1, 1998.

ARTICLE 13P. TAX CREDIT FOR MEDICAL LIABILITY INSURANCE PREMIUMS.

ARTICLE 13Q. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT.

ARTICLE 13R. STRATEGIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT.

ARTICLE 13S. MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT.

ARTICLE 13T. TAX CREDIT FOR COMBINED CLAIMS MADE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE PREMIUMS AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LIABILITY TAIL INSURANCE PREMIUMS PAID.

ARTICLE 13U. HIGH-GROWTH BUSINESS INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT.

ARTICLE 13V. WORKERS\' COMPENSATION DEBT REDUCTION ACT.

ARTICLE 13W. APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING TAX CREDITS.

ARTICLE 13X. WEST VIRGINIA FILM INDUSTRY INVESTMENT ACT.

ARTICLE 13Y. THE WEST VIRGINIA MANUFACTURING PROPERTY TAX ADJUSTMENT ACT.

ARTICLE 13Z. RESIDENTIAL SOLAR ENERGY TAX CREDIT.

ARTICLE 14. GASOLINE AND SPECIAL FUEL EXCISE TAX.

ARTICLE 14A. MOTOR CARRIER ROAD TAX.

ARTICLE 14B. INTERSTATE FUEL TAX AGREEMENT.

ARTICLE 14C. MOTOR FUEL EXCISE TAX.

ARTICLE 15. CONSUMERS SALES AND SERVICE TAX.

ARTICLE 15A. USE TAX.

ARTICLE 15B. STREAMLINED SALES AND USE TAXES.

ARTICLE 16. NONINTOXICATING BEER.

ARTICLE 17. TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCISE TAX ACT.

ARTICLE 18. EXCISE TAX ON USE, CONSUMPTION OR STORAGE OF CIGARETTES.

ARTICLE 19. SOFT DRINKS TAX.

ARTICLE 20. RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT.

ARTICLE 21. PERSONAL INCOME TAX.

ARTICLE 22. EXCISE TAX ON PRIVILEGE OF TRANSFERRING REAL PROPERTY.

ARTICLE 23. BUSINESS FRANCHISE TAX.

ARTICLE 24. CORPORATION NET INCOME TAX.

ARTICLE 25. TAX RELIEF FOR ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS.

ARTICLE 26. HEALTH CARE PROVIDER MEDICAID TAX.

ARTICLE 27. HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TAXES.

ARTICLE 10C. BENEFITS-FUNDED PURCHASING.

§11-10C-1. Legislative finding; short title and purpose.

The Legislature hereby finds that creation, development, acquisition and maintenance of an automated tax administration system by the Tax Division of the Department of Tax and Revenue are crucial to efficient operation of state government and in the best interests of the people of West Virginia; that the accuracy, efficiency and cost effectiveness of an automated tax administration system will benefit the people of West Virginia through cost savings, more efficient tax administration and more uniform and effective application of the tax laws of the state.

This article shall be known as the "Benefits-funded Purchasing Act" and is hereby established by the Legislature for the purpose of creating, developing and maintaining an automated tax administration system by the Tax Division of the Department of Tax and Revenue.

§11-10C-2. Authorization of benefits-funded automated tax administration system purchasing program; reports; expiration of authority.

(a) The Tax Commissioner is hereby authorized to enter into contracts to finance and acquire an automated tax administration system and associated computer hardware and software for use in the registration of taxpayers, processing of remittances and returns and collection of delinquent taxes and any interest and penalties thereon and for general tax administration. The Tax Commissioner is further authorized to acquire the technical services and related services necessary to develop, implement and maintain such system and associated computer hardware and software.

(b) Prior to entering into any contract authorized by this article, the Tax Commissioner shall provide to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance a copy of the contract and a report setting forth a detailed summary of the terms of the contract, including the estimated amounts of vendor payments and other terms of financing anticipated under the contract and the date upon which vendor payments will end under the contract, and a description and the cost of the technical services and related services the Tax Commissioner determines is necessary to develop, implement and maintain the system and associated hardware or software to be acquired under the contract.

(c) The authority of the Tax Commissioner to enter into contracts to finance and acquire an automated tax administration system expires June 30, 2005. The expiration of that authority does not affect the authority of the Tax Commissioner to enter into contracts to maintain an automated tax administration system acquired pursuant to this section, including contracts for the acquisition of associated hardware, software or services after meeting the requirements of subsection (b) of this section.

§11-10C-3. Benefits funding.

Notwithstanding any provision of article three, chapter five-a of this code or any other provision of this code to the contrary, payment of costs and compensation for the automated tax administration system, related hardware, software and services may be computed and paid: (1) On the basis of a percentage of the increase in the amount of taxes, interest and penalties collected which is attributable to implementation of the automated tax administration system, as may be described in detail by contract; or (2) on a fixed-fee contract basis, such fees to be paid from the increase in the amount of taxes, interest and penalties collected which is attributable to implementation of the automated tax administration system, as may be described in detail by contract.

§11-10C-4. Monthly determination of increased revenue attributable to automated tax administration system; monthly report; deposit of moneys; creation and operation of automated tax administration system development fund; annual report.

(a) Revenue increment, fund created, operation of fund. --

(1) The Tax Commissioner shall determine monthly the total amount of increased revenue attributable to the successful implementation of the automated tax administration system under this article and the amount shall be paid into the State Treasury and deposited to the credit of a special fund known as the "Automated Tax Administration System Development Fund" which is hereby created. The Tax Commissioner is authorized to use moneys deposited in the automated tax administration system development fund to pay vendors of hardware, software or services pursuant to the terms of contracts created in accordance with this article. All moneys in excess of that required to be paid to the vendors, as determined by the Tax Commissioner, shall be transferred to the General Fund: Provided, That all moneys in excess of $750,000 remaining in the fund at the end of each fiscal year shall be transferred to the General Fund.

(2) The total monthly amount of increased revenue attributable to the successful implementation of the automated tax administration system as determined by the Tax Commissioner and the basis for the determination shall be reported to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance within ten days following the determination.

(b) Treatment of local moneys. -–

(1) The amount of the local moneys derived from any tax imposed under this code which is directed or dedicated to local or municipal subdivisions shall not be deposited in the automated tax administration system development fund, but shall be paid undiminished, including any increase resulting from implementation of the automated tax administration system, to the local or municipal subdivision to which it is directed or dedicated by law. Local or municipal moneys shall be deposited, as directed by law, in those funds designated for orderly distribution of revenues to local or municipal subdivisions.

(2) For purposes of this section, the total amount of increased revenue attributable to the successful implementation of an automated tax administration system for purposes of determining the amount to be deposited in the automated tax administration system development fund and the amount of any benefits-funded payments to vendors under this article shall be determined after subtraction of any tax revenues payable to a local or municipal subdivision under this code.

(c) Reports. -- Prior to January 15, of each year, the Tax Commissioner shall submit a report to the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates. The report shall include detailed information on the costs and benefits of implementing the automated tax administration system pursuant to this article during the fiscal year immediately preceding the submission of the report. The report shall be made until two complete fiscal years have elapsed following payment in full for the acquisition of the automated tax administration system by the Tax Commissioner.

(d) Other contracts and purchases not prohibited or hindered. -- This article shall not be construed to prohibit or hinder the Tax Commissioner from acquiring any goods or services for any Tax Division function or program not specifically included in any contract entered into pursuant to this article.

§11-10C-5. Transfer of funds; repeal of article.

At the end of fiscal year two thousand thirteen, all moneys in the automated tax administration system development fund shall be transferred to the General Fund and the provisions of this article are repealed.

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