Bill Text: NH SB135 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to the rates of the business profits tax and the business enterprise tax.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-14 - Pending Motion OT3rdg; 03/14/2019; Senate Journal 8 [SB135 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-SB135-Introduced.html

SB 135-FN-A - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0891

10/03

 

SENATE BILL 135-FN-A

 

AN ACT relative to the rates of the business profits tax and the business enterprise tax.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Dietsch, Dist 9; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Rep. Hatch, Coos 6; Rep. Leishman, Hills. 24; Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the rate changes to the business profits tax and the business enterprise tax by retaining the applicable rate for 2018 for use in 2019, and postponing the future rate changes to those taxes made in 2017, 156 to be effective 2 years later.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0891

10/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the rates of the business profits tax and the business enterprise tax.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Business Profits Tax; Imposition of Tax; 2019.  RSA 77-A:2 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

77-A:2  Imposition of Tax.  A tax is imposed at the rate of 7.9 percent upon the taxable business profits of every business organization.

2  Application Business Profits Tax Rate.  Section 1 of this act shall apply to taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2019.

3  Business Enterprise Tax; Imposition of Tax; 2019.  RSA 77-E:2 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

77-E:2  Imposition of Tax.  A tax is imposed at the rate of .675 percent upon the taxable enterprise value tax base of every business enterprise.

4  Application of Business Enterprise Rate.  Section 3 of this act shall apply to taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2019.

5  Business Profits Tax; Imposition of Tax; 2021.  RSA 77-A:2 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

77-A:2  Imposition of Tax.  A tax is imposed at the rate of 7.7 percent upon the taxable business profits of every business organization.

6  Application Business Profits Tax Rate.  Section 5 of this act shall apply to taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2021.

7  Business Enterprise Tax; Imposition of Tax; 2021.  RSA 77-E:2 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

77-E:2  Imposition of Tax.  A tax is imposed at the rate of .60 percent upon the taxable enterprise value tax base of every business enterprise.

8  Application of Business Enterprise Rate.  Section 7 of this act shall apply to taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2021.

9  Postponement of Future Rate Changes; Business Profits Tax; Business Enterprise Tax.  Amend 2017, 156:215 through 156, 217 to read as follows:

156:215  Business Profits Tax; Imposition of Tax; [2021] 2023.  Amend RSA 77-A:2 to read as follows:

77-A:2  Imposition of Tax.  A tax is imposed at the rate of [7.7] 7.5 percent upon the taxable business profits of every business organization.

156:216  Business Enterprise Tax; Imposition of Tax; [2021] 2023.  Amend RSA 77-E:2 to read as follows:

77-E:2  Imposition of Tax.  A tax is imposed at the rate of [.60] .50 percent upon the taxable enterprise value tax base of every business enterprise.

156:217  Applicability.

I.  Sections 213 and 214 of this act shall [apply to taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2019] not apply.

II.  Sections 215 and 216 of this act shall apply to taxable periods ending on or after December 31, [2021] 2023.

10  Change to Effective Date of Future Rate Changes.  Amend 2017, 156:249, VIII, as amended by 2018,11:1 to read as follows:

VIII.  Sections 215 and 216 of this act shall take effect January 1, [2021] 2023.

11  Effective Date.  

I.  Sections 5 and 7 of this act shall take effect January 1, 2021.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

19-0891

Revised 2/19/19

 

SB 135-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the rates of the business profits tax and the business enterprise tax.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [ X ] Education            [   ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill increases the business profits tax rate and business enterprise tax rate for taxable periods ending on or after December 21, 2019 back to the rate applicable to taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2018.  As a result, the business profits tax rate will remain at 7.9 percent and the business enterprise tax rate will remain at 0.675 percent.  The bill also repeals the prospective decrease in the business tax rates for taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2021 and provides new dates for the business tax rate reductions.  The business profits tax rate will reduce from 7.9 percent to 7.7 percent for taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2021 and will reduce from 7.7 percent to 7.5 percent for taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2023.  The business enterprise tax rate will reduce from 0.675 percent to 0.60 percent for taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2021 and will reduce from 0.60 percent to 0.50 percent for taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2023.  

 

The Department of Revenue Administration states the fiscal impact is indeterminable as the Department is not able to predict future business tax revenue.  Based on the following assumptions, the Department is able to estimate a possible fiscal impact:

  • the current 2019 and 2021 rate reductions would have been in effect for FY 2020 through FY 2025;
  • the FY 2018 cash basis business tax revenue of $775,900,000 is the starting point for calculating fiscal impact;
  • based on a tax year revenue analysis of FY 2018 revenue, 13 percent is attributable to tax year 2016, 64 percent is attributable to tax year 2017, and 23 percent is attributable to tax year 2018; and
  • applying the split to FY 2018 revenue as well as applying the applicable rates creates a base of $47,786,625,316 (BET:$41,896,601,852 + BPT:$5,890,023,464) to use for the starting point of the calculating the fiscal impact.

 

Applying the applicable tax rates results in the following impact:

Fiscal Year

FY 2018 Revenue with Current BPT and BET Rate Reductions Applied

FY 2018 Revenue with New BPT and BET Rates Applied

Year-Over-Year Difference

Cumulative Difference

2020

 $710,527,743

 $748,113,916

 $37,586,173

 $37,586,173

2021

 $692,565,789

 $738,177,342

 $45,611,553

 $83,197,726

2022

 $658,212,733

 $710,527,743

 $52,315,010

 $135,512,736

2023

 $651,234,769

 $692,565,789

 $41,331,020

 $176,843,756

2024

 $651,234,769

 $658,212,733

 $6,977,964

 $183,821,720

2025

 $651,234,769

 $651,234,769

 $0  

 $183,821,720

 

The Department notes that future revenue may be overstated or understated for future fiscal years depending on whether actual revenue is more or less than FY 2018.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Revenue Administration

 

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