Subcommittee to Study and Revise Virginia's State Tax Code
HJR 60 (2002)
HJR 685/SJR 387 (2001)
Questions from August
1. More detailed breakdown of taxes and
their administrative costs from TAX, DMV, and
2. Comparison of
state general fund revenue growth with local for the past 10 to 15 years?
3. Where are localities
with regard to bonded indebtedness for the past 10 to 15 years?
4. What are the state's
responsibilities for services and the localities' responsibilities for
5. What are the
revenue losses resulting from the sales and use tax exemptions?
6. Which states are participating in the
Streamlined Sales tax project and update on the project?
7. What new state
and federal mandates have been placed on localities during the last decade
and how much does each cost the localities?
8. Compare taxing
authority of counties and cities (what taxes can each levy)?
9. Why are there
different assessment periods for counties and cities based on population?
10. Which localities
have the 6.5% meals tax rate?
11. How many other
states dedicate non-fuels taxes to transportation?
12. What new funding
(appropriations, grants, revenue mechanisms, etc.) has been distributed/allowed
to localities from the state over the last 10 years?
13. How are the
local tax revenues from the top five taxes used by localities (general
fund or special funds)?
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