Bill Text: SC S0461 | 2019-2020 | 123rd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Income tax deductions

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-29 - Referred to Committee on Finance [S0461 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2019-S0461-Introduced.html


A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEDUCTIONS FROM THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX, SO AS TO INCREASE THE DEDUCTION FOR CERTAIN FIREFIGHTERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS, AND MEMBERS OF THE STATE GUARD FROM THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 12-6-1140(10)(b) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(b)    An individual may receive only one deduction pursuant to this item. The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office annually shall estimate a maximum deduction that may be permitted under this section for a taxable year based on an individual income tax revenue loss of three million one hundred thousand dollars attributable to this deduction and shall certify that maximum deduction to the Department of Revenue and for the applicable taxable year, the maximum deduction amount must not exceed the lesser of the certified estimate or three six thousand dollars."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and first applies to tax years beginning after 2018.

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