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					                                COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
                                 STATE FISCAL NOTE STATEMENT
GENERAL ASSEMBLY                                                    LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION
2002 REGULAR SESSION                                                                 2000-2001 INTERIM

MEASURE

(X) 2002 BR No. 1156                                      (X)   House         Bill No.     454

() Resolution No.                                         () Amendment No.

SUBJECT/TITLE           An Act relating to Commonwealth individual development accounts.

SPONSOR       Representatives Jeffrey Hoover and Rob Wilkey


NOTE SUMMARY
Fiscal Analysis:                   X       Impact                       No Impact            Indeterminable Impact
Level(s) of Impact:                    X     State                          Local                          Federal


Budget Unit(s) Impact


Fund(s) Impact:                     X      General                             Road                        Federal

                                             Restricted Agency (Type)                                      (Other)

FISCAL SUMMARY
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                                                                                                     Future Annual
Fiscal Estimates          2001-2002               2002-2003                    2003-2004             Rate of Change
Revenues (+/-)                              -$1 million potential        -$1 million potential
Expenditures (+/-)
Net Effect                                  -$1 million potential        -$1 million potential
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MEASURE'S PURPOSE: Create an individual development account program to encourage individuals or
households with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level to establish a savings account to be used for
qualified purposes such as postsecondary education expenses, first home purchases, business capitalization expenses,
home renovation expenses, home computer expenses, and automobile expenses. Creates a pooled account to be used
to match funds in the individual development account. Provide that income from funds deposited in the individual
development account and from the pooled account that are withdrawn for a qualified purpose are excluded from
adjusted gross income. Provide a nonrefundable tax credit equal to 25% of the amount contributed to a pooled
account not to exceed the lesser of $10,000 or the amount of individual or corporate income tax. Provide that the
total amount of tax credits certified shall not exceed $1,000,000 per taxable year.

PROVISION/MECHANICS: Create new provisions of KRS Chapter 41 and 141 and amend KRS 141.010 and
141.0205 to create the program and provide for the tax measures.

FISCAL EXPLANATION: It is not known how many individuals may open individual development accounts or
how many taxpayers may make contributions to the pooled account. A 25% tax credit for contributions made to the
pooled account would seem to be an attractive incentive to entice individuals and businesses to make contributions to
the pooled account. The maximum potential loss of revenues would be $1,000,000 with the cap on tax credits
allowed in any taxable year.
DATA SOURCE(S)

NOTE NO. 16.1         PREPARER      Terry Jones                                       REVIEW         DATE 1-24-02
                                                                                                  LRC 2002-1156-hb454

				
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