Bill Text: NJ A3486 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides gross income tax deduction for New Jersey fuel taxes paid through purchases of motor fuel for personal use of motor vehicles.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-02-25 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee [A3486 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-A3486-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 3486

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 25, 2020

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  BRIAN E. RUMPF

District 9 (Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean)

Assemblywoman  DIANNE C. GOVE

District 9 (Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Provides gross income tax deduction for New Jersey fuel taxes paid through purchases of motor fuel for personal use of motor vehicles.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act providing a deduction under the New Jersey gross income tax for New Jersey taxes paid on purchases of motor fuel for the personal use of taxpayers' motor vehicles, supplementing Title 54A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  A taxpayer who files as a married couple filing jointly, a married person filing separately, or an individual filing as a single taxpayer or an individual determining tax pursuant to subsection a. of N.J.S.54A:2-1, may deduct from the taxpayer's gross income reported pursuant to the "New Jersey Gross Income Tax Act," N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq., an amount equal to the New Jersey taxes paid on purchases of motor fuel for the operation for personal use of the taxpayer's motor vehicles during the taxable year.

     b.    An amount shall not be deductible under subsection a. of this section if the amount is:

     (1) reimbursed to the taxpayer by or for the taxpayer's employer;

     (2) deductible in determining net profits from business pursuant to subsection b. of N.J.S.54A:5-1, even if not so deducted;

     (3) deductible in determining net gains or net income derived from or in the form of rents, royalties, patents, and copyrights pursuant to subsection d. of N.J.S.A.54A:5-1, even if not so deducted;

     (4) deductible in determining distributive share of partnership income pursuant to subsection k. of N.J.S.54A:5-1, even if not so deducted;

     (5) deductible in determining net pro rata share of S corporation income pursuant to subsection p. of N.J.S.54A:5-1, even if not so deducted; or

     (6) deductible as a medical expense pursuant to N.J.S.54A:3-3, even if not so deducted, or paid or distributed out of a medical savings account excluded from gross income pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1997, c.414 (C.54A:6-27).

     c.     The deduction allowed under this section shall not exceed the amount of $1,000 for the taxpayer's taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2020 but before January 1, 2021, and shall not exceed the amount of $2,000 for the taxpayer's taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021. 

     d.    For the purposes of this section "New Jersey taxes paid on purchases of motor fuel" means the taxes imposed by the "Petroleum Products Gross Receipts Tax Act," P.L.1990, c.42 (C.54:15B-1 et seq.) and the "Motor Fuel Tax Act," P.L.2010, c.22 (C.54:39-101 et seq.).

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to purchases made on and after January 1, 2020.

STATEMENT

 

     This bill provides a New Jersey gross income tax deduction for all New Jersey State fuel taxes that are paid by taxpayers on purchases of motor fuel for the operation for personal use of the taxpayer's motor vehicles and not otherwise reimbursed.  Under the bill, the gross income tax deduction is allowed for taxpayers at any income level and in any filing status, and is capped at $1,000 for the 2020 taxable year and at $2,000 for each taxable year beginning thereafter.

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