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Budget Summary FY2014

Department of Revenue
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013





FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2014
Conference
FY2014
Vetoes
FY2014
Overrides
FY2014
GAA
Department of Revenue 89,669 0 0 89,669
Additional Auditors Retained Revenue 27,939 0 0 27,939
Child Support Enforcement Division 35,833 0 0 35,833
Child Support Enforcement Federally Reimbursed Retained Revenue 6,547 0 0 6,547
Expert Witnesses and Their Expenses 2,000 0 0 2,000
For the Rate Relief Component of the 1,000 0 0 1,000
Underground Storage Tank Reimbursements 10,000 0 0 10,000
Underground Storage Tank Administrative Review Board 1,445 0 0 1,445
Tax Abatements for Veterans Widows Blind Persons and the Elder 24,038 0 0 24,038
Unrestricted General Government Local Aid 920,230 -177,070 177,070 920,230
Reimbursement to Cities in Lieu of Taxes on State Owned Land 26,770 0 0 26,770
Chapter 40S Education Payments 500 0 0 500
TOTAL    1,145,971 -177,070 177,070 1,145,971 0  

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account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 1,146,193,281
Direct Appropriations
1201-0100 Department of Revenue
For the operation of the department of revenue, including tax collection administration, audits of certain foreign corporations and the division of local services; provided, that the department may allocate funds to the office of the attorney general for the tax prosecution unit; provided further, that the department may charge the expenses for computer services, including the costs of personnel and other support costs provided to the child support enforcement unit, from this item to item 1201-0160, consistent with the costs attributable to said unit; provided further, that the department shall provide to the general court access to the municipal data bank; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than December 1 and ending not later than November 30; provided further, that the department may expend up to $400,000 to enhance the criminal investigation unit; provided further, that the department, in consultation with the office of the state comptroller and the Massachusetts Municipal Association, shall report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 3, 2014 on the feasibility of assisting municipalities in the collection of delinquent taxes; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) recommendations for necessary statutory changes to allow the department to collect delinquent property taxes; (ii) identifying technical difficulties in coordinating property tax and department data sets; (iii) recommendations for a pilot program in which municipalities would work with the department to improve municipal collections; and (iv) resource requirements for the proposed pilot program; and provided further, that seasonal positions funded by this account shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 10 months within a 12-month period
89,668,584
1201-0160 Child Support Enforcement Division
For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the department may allocate funds appropriated in this item to the department of state police, the district courts, the probate and family courts, the district attorneys and other state agencies for the performance of certain child support enforcement activities and those agencies may expend the funds for the purposes of this item; provided further, that all such allocations shall be reported annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the allocation of the funds not later than March 1, 2014; provided further, that the federal receipts associated with the child support computer network shall be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and deposited into a revolving account to be expended for the network; provided further, that federal receipts associated with child support enforcement grants shall be deposited into a revolving account to be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and to be expended for the grant authority; provided further, that the department shall file semiannual reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means, detailing the balance, year-to-date and projected receipts and year-to-date and projected expenditures, by subsidiary, of the child support trust fund established pursuant to section 9 of chapter 119A of the General Laws; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment the amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system for federal incentives and said network in accounts 1201-0161, 1201-0410 and 1201-0412
35,833,101
1201-0911 Expert Witnesses and Their Expenses
For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue for the purpose of resolving tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $2,000,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012
2,000,000
1231-1000 For the Rate Relief Component of the
For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established in section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws
1,000,000
1232-0100 Underground Storage Tank Reimbursements
For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws; provided, that in the prioritization of claims, priority for payment of approved claims shall be given to claimants who own or formerly owned not more than 4 dispensing facilities, prior appropriation continued
10,000,000
1232-0200 Underground Storage Tank Administrative Review Board
For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a semiannual report on the status of the underground storage tank program, including, but not limited to, the following: (a) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks, (b) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills and (c) the number of backlog claims; provided further, that the report shall detail how many tanks are out of compliance with said chapter 21J; and provided further, that report shall be submitted not later than November 15, 2013 and February 15, 2014
1,444,826
1233-2000 Tax Abatements for Veterans Widows Blind Persons and the Elder
For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 in an amount not to exceed $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws
24,038,075
1233-2350 Unrestricted General Government Local Aid
For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3
920,230,293
1233-2400 Reimbursement to Cities in Lieu of Taxes on State Owned Land
For reimbursements to cities and towns in lieu of taxes on state-owned land under sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of chapter 58 of the General Laws
26,770,000
1233-2401 Chapter 40S Education Payments
For reimbursements to certain cities and towns for additional educational costs under chapter 40S of the General Laws; provided, that cities and towns eligible for reimbursements in fiscal year 2011 shall receive funding
500,000

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Retained Revenues
1201-0130 Additional Auditors Retained Revenue
For the department of revenue, which may expend for the operation of the department not more than $27,938,953 from revenues collected by the additional auditors for an enhanced audit program; provided, that the auditors shall: (a) discover and identify persons who are delinquent either in the filing of a tax return or the payment of a tax due and payable to the commonwealth; (b) obtain such delinquent returns; and (c) collect such delinquent taxes for a prior fiscal year; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that the department shall submit semiannual reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the amount of revenue produced from these additional auditors; and (b) the amount of revenue produced by this item in fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013
27,938,953
1201-0164 Child Support Enforcement Federally Reimbursed Retained Revenue
For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the division may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $6,547,280 from the federal reimbursements awarded for personnel and lower subsidiary related expenditures; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment the amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
6,547,280

account description amount
Federal Grant Spending 222,169
1201-0109 State Access and Visitation Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Access and Visitation Program
222,169

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