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STATE BUDGET UPDATE: SPRING 2014

tax papersEntering the final months of fiscal year (FY) 2014, the outlook for state budgets is stable. Revenue performance is positive, and expenditure overruns are relatively modest. Overall, most state officials anticipate slow and steady improvement in state finances through the remainder of the fiscal year.

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2014 STATE TAX CHANGE PROPOSALS

Money Building on the interest in tax changes that was prominent in 2013, a spring 2014 survey of legislative fiscal offices found that 23 states reported significant tax change measures were being discussed in 2014 legislative sessions. In general, these tax change proposals include personal and corporate income tax reductions and providing tax credits for targeted industries.

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STATE FILM INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

News signThe use of tax incentives and credits for film and television production is a relatively recent phenomenon as the number of states offering film production incentives grew from just a handful in the early 2000s to a majority of states by 2010. Currently thirty-nine states and Puerto Rico have film production incentive on their books for 2014.

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FY 2015 BUDGET STATUS

Forty-six states began fiscal year (FY) 2015 on July 1, 2014. As of July 10, all 50 states had enacted budgets for FY 2015. Sixteen of those states enacted a biennial budget during the 2013 legislative session.

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OVERVIEW | FISCAL POLICY

The Fiscal Affairs Program provides information, research, and technical assistance to legislators and legislative staff on a wide range of fiscal, economic development and cultural issues.  Additionally, the program oversees project deliverables as designated by specific grants. The program also staffs three NCSL Standing Committees, a staff section, along with task forces and partnerships.  Program staff assists with regular NCSL meetings such as the Legislative Summit and Fall Forum, and also organizes the Fiscal Analysts Seminar, Fiscal Leaders Seminar, and the New England Fiscal Leaders Meeting.  Program staff publishes monthly issues of The Fiscal Link for legislative fiscal staff and conduct regular budget and tax surveys that are released as State Budget Updates, State Budget Actions and State Tax Actions reports.  Fiscal Affairs Program staff also manages all pension related research, meetings, and publications for NCSL.

BUDGETS AND REVENUE COMMITTEE

The Budgets and Revenue Committee is one of eight standing committees. It is responsible for protecting the states' interests in federal decisions regarding fiscal matters including annual action on the federal budget.

 

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DATABASES

NCSL provides two searchable legislative bill tracking databases on fiscal issues. Seach by year, state, sponsor, bill number, topic or key word.

 

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  • State Budget Update: Spring 2014

    This report is based on data collected in the spring of 2014 from legislative fiscal officers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It includes information on revenue outlook for the remainder of FY 2014, areas of spending over budget and a summary of state fiscal situations.

  • Collecting E-Commerce Taxes | E-Fairness Legislation

    NCSL advocates for passage of e-fairness legislation because it levels the playing field for local businesses, which are the economic backbones of our communities that provide employment and tax revenue to fund vital services. As sales taxes account for over a third of revenues for most states, the inability to collect taxes that are legally owed constrains states’ options to reform their tax code elsewhere.

  • 2013 State Tax Actions

    State Tax Actions 2013 features state-by state-details about changes in tax laws enacted in 2013. It includes analysis of the revenue impact and implications for future state tax policy, illustrated with tables, charts and graphs.

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