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SB114 INTR


Senate Bill No. 114

(By Senators Tomblin, Mr. President, and Sprouse,

By Request of the Executive)

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[Introduced January 10, 2002; referred to the Committee

on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact section three, article twenty-four, chapter eleven of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to updating the meaning of certain terms used in the West Virginia corporation net income tax act by bringing them into conformity with their meanings for federal income tax purposes; and specifying effective date.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That section three, article twenty-four, chapter eleven of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 24. CORPORATION NET INCOME TAX.
§11-24-3. Meaning of terms; general rule.
(a) Any term used in this article has the same meaning as when used in a comparable context in the laws of the United States relating to federal income taxes, unless a different meaning is clearly required by the context or by definition in this article. Any reference in this article to the laws of the United States means the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any other provisions of the laws of the United States that relate to the determination of income for federal income tax purposes. All amendments made to the laws of the United States after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine hundred ninety-nine two thousand, but prior to the first day of January, two thousand one two, shall be given effect in determining the taxes imposed by this article to the same extent those changes are allowed for federal income tax purposes, whether the changes are retroactive or prospective, but no amendment to the laws of the United States made on or after the first day of January, two thousand one two, shall be given any effect.
(b) The term "Internal Revenue Code of 1986" means the Internal Revenue Code of the United States enacted by the Federal Tax Reform Act of 1986 and includes the provisions of law formerly known as the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, and in effect when the Federal Tax Reform Act of 1986 was enacted that were not amended or repealed by the Federal Tax Reform Act of 1986. Except when inappropriate, any references reference in any law, executive order or other document:
(1) To the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 includes a reference to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and
(2) To the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 shall include includes a reference to the provisions of law formerly known as the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
(c) Effective date. -- The amendments to this section enacted in the year two thousand one two are retroactive to the extent allowable under federal income tax law. With respect to taxable years that begin prior to the first day of January, two thousand one, the law in effect for each of those years shall be fully preserved as to that year, except as provided in this section.
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(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to update the section of the West Virginia corporation net income tax act which brings terms not defined in that act into conformity with the meaning of those terms for federal income tax purposes.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.)
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