The 2011 Executive Budget Document
Department of Taxation [ http://www.tax.virginia.gov/ ]Mission Statement
The Virginia Department of Taxation’s mission is to serve the public by administering the tax laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia with integrity, efficiency, and consistency.Operating Budget Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 86,054,998||$ 12,579,537||$ 61,180,660|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 86,771,193||$ 9,315,597||$ 61,249,457|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 87,911,521||$ 9,519,328||$ 66,800,896|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 86,502,030||$ 10,323,428||$ 67,325,896|
|2011 Base Budget||$ 80,916,838||$ 79,095,742||$ 61,349,220|
|2011 Addenda||$ (573,357)||$ 0||$ (169,621)|
|2011 Total||$ 80,343,481||$ 79,095,742||$ 61,179,599|
|2012 Base Budget||$ 80,732,999||$ 80,095,742||$ 61,254,220|
|2012 Addenda||$ (1,828,219)||$ 0||$ (330,556)|
|2012 Total||$ 78,904,780||$ 80,095,742||$ 60,923,664|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2011 Base Budget||959.50||37.00||996.50|
|2012 Base Budget||959.50||37.00||996.50|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Decrease reliance on information technology consultantsReplaces information technology consultants with full-time staff. Using full-time staff for this function is less expensive than using contractors. No additional positions are required with this action, as the agency has sufficient vacancies.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (327,633) $ (1,049,923)
Eliminate annual mailing of individual tax forms and instructionsA language only amendment to eliminate the requirement that the department mail individual income tax forms and instructions unless requested to do so by a taxpayer or their representative.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (389,000)
Mandate electronic filing requirement for withholding taxRequires that certain employers file all required tax forms and remit withholding payments electronically, unless the Tax Commissioner determines that this creates an undue burden on an individual employer.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (100,000)
Modify filing requirement languageAdds language to clarify that the department is only required to report on public-private partnership contracts when a contract is active. Currently, the department is required to make such a report irrespective of whether a contract is active.
Move to tax processing facilityProvides funding to address the unavoidable costs associated with the department's move to the new tax processing facility. The department was forced to relocate to new facilities because of structural deficiencies of their old facility.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 240,000
Provide funds for rent for tax processing facilityProvides additional funding to cover the net increase in rent costs for the tax processing facility.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 975,728
Reduce disaster recovery costsReduces the number of systems for which the agency is paying the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) for disaster recovery services and modifies the restoration time or the systems for which VITA will continue to provide disaster recovery backup services.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (829,936)
Reduce discretionary communications equipmentReduces the use of Blackberry smartphones and wireless aircards throughout the agency.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (1,000) $ (5,000)
Reduce personnel within the Department of TaxationEliminates four positions throughout the agency.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (169,621) $ (330,556) Authorized Positions $ (4) $ (4)
Reduce the amount of office space occupied by the Department of TaxationReduces office space in Main Street Centre. The department will eliminate one floor of office space.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (190,324)
Reduce the use of private securityCaptures efficiencies by reducing the use of private security at three Richmond area locations.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (75,103) $ (94,208)
Reduce wage staff in warehouse and processingCaptures savings from efficiencies resulting from the consolidation of the warehouse and tax processing operations at the tax processing facility.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (55,000)