The 2013 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|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 87,911,521||$ 9,519,328||$ 66,800,896|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 86,502,030||$ 10,323,428||$ 67,325,896|
|2011 Appropriation||$ 80,343,481||$ 79,095,742||$ 61,179,599|
|2012 Appropriation||$ 79,265,900||$ 80,095,742||$ 60,967,664|
|2013 Addenda||$ 82,749,826||$ 13,534,945||$ 61,136,153|
|2013 Addenda||$ 50,613||$ 0||$ 0|
|2013 Total||$ 82,800,439||$ 13,534,945||$ 61,136,153|
|2014 Addenda||$ 82,502,385||$ 13,534,945||$ 61,013,016|
|2014 Addenda||$ 2,842,235||$ 30,000||$ (245,818)|
|2014 Total||$ 85,344,620||$ 13,564,945||$ 60,767,198|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Realign customer service resources to support increased electronic filingAligns the department's customer service resources to reflect increased electronic filing by taxpayers. The department's walk-in customer service area will be open to customers during peak filing season, January to May.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (95,270)
Reorganize the Office of ComplianceRestructures the agency's Office of Compliance to better match business needs.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (120,515) Authorized Positions 0.00 (2.00)
Standardize the reimbursement of internet costs for home-based employeesRealizes savings by revising the policy governing the reimbursement of costs incurred by home-based agency employees for internet service.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (61,852)
Increase staffing in the agency's Court Debt Collections divisionProvides five positions to expand the agency's Court Debt Collections staff. This unit collects court debts and fees on behalf of participating localities. It is anticipated that these positions will generate $1.1 million in additional revenue available for transfer to the general fund.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Authorized Positions 0.00 5.00
Establish an e-file program for Pass-Thru-Entity returnsImplements an electronic filing program for the processing of Pass-Thru-Entity returns.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 389,440
Modify technical infrastructure in accordance with federal mandatesModifies the agency's technical infrastructure to bring the Commonwealth into compliance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines and address the findings of a recent IRS audit. These modifications avoid a loss of $132.5 million in annual revenue attributable to federal audit files and the Treasury Offset Program.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 50,613 $ 2,792,700
Mandate electronic filing for all withholding tax and W-2 formsMandates electronic filing for all withholding tax and W-2 forms; assumes an effective date of July 2013.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (180,000)
Align live chat operating hours with other customer service operating hoursAmends the live chat operating hours to match the agency's Contact Center operating hours. Hours will remain extended during the January 1st to May 31st peak filing season.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (30,033)
Adjust funding for changes in methodology for Oracle related chargesAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of the impact of VITA charges resulting from a planned change in the rates methodology as applied to Oracle specific costs effective July 1, 2013. Under the new methodology, Oracle costs will be charged directly to those few agencies with Oracle licenses rather than sharing the costs via standard server rates among the many agencies using the servers on which the Oracle software resides as is currently done.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 177,765
Supplant general fund support for tobacco permit sales with nongeneral fund revenueSupplants general fund support of tobacco permit sales with revenue the department collects in accordance with Section 58.1-1011, Code of Virginia. The department currently collects an application or renewal fee not to exceed $750 to support costs of processing stamping agent applications, conducting background investigations, and issuing stamping permits. This revenue will be used to support a portion of the program's costs.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (30,000) Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 30,000