2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Floor Approved)

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Provide Funding for Tax to Hire Audit Staff in FY 2018

Item 476 #2h

Item 476 #2h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2017 $0 FY2018 $176,688 GF

Page 190, line 36, strike "$15,648,265" and insert "$15,824,953".

Page 195, after line 45, insert:

"R. Out of the general fund amounts included in this item, $176,688 the second year shall be transferred to the Department of Taxation to enable the Department to hire 12 additional audit staff during fiscal year 2018. The Department shall be authorized to administratively increase their maximum employment level as needed for this initiative."  


(This amendment provides $176,688 from the general fund in fiscal year 2018 to allow the Department of Taxation to hire 12 additional audit staff beginning in fiscal year 2018. The introduced budget assumed additional revenues from hiring 8 new audit staff beginning in fiscal year 2019. An amendment in House Bill 30 authorizes an additional 4 staff and assumes additional revenues from the 4 additional staff. This amendments authorizes the hiring of the 12 new staff during fiscal year 2018 to maximize the revenue collections in fiscal year 2019.)