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SB 2 - Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts - Wisconsin Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (66-28) - (Key vote)
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Title: Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that creates a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for a health savings account that may be deducted from federal income taxes.

Highlights:
-Defines "claimant" as an individual who claims a deduction for a contribution to exempt earnings relating to a health savings account (Sec. 1). -Defines "deduction amount" as the allowable amount of a deduction claimed on a claimant's federal income tax return for a contribution to a health savings account (Sec. 1). -Authorizes an individual to claim a credit of 6.5 percent of the tax deductible amount contributed to a health savings account (Sec. 1). -Specifies that a non-resident or part-year resident of the state who is single or married but filing separately will multiply the eligible credit amount by a fraction of his or her Wisconsin gross income over his or her federal gross income (Sec. 1). -Specifies that a claimant who is or whose spouse is a non-resident or part-year resident of the state who is married and filing jointly will multiply the eligible credit amount by a fraction of their joint Wisconsin gross income over their federal joint gross income (Sec. 1). -This act is effective January 1, 2011 if it passes before July 31, 2011, and January 1, 2012 if it passes after July 31, 2011 (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that creates a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for a health savings account that may be deducted from federal income taxes.

Highlights:
-Defines "claimant" as an individual who claims a deduction for a contribution to exempt earnings relating to a health savings account (Sec. 1). -Defines "deduction amount" as the allowable amount of a deduction claimed on a claimant's federal income tax return for a contribution to a health savings account (Sec. 1). -Authorizes an individual to claim a credit of 6.5 percent of the tax deductible amount contributed to a health savings account (Sec. 1). -Specifies that a non-resident or part-year resident of the state who is single or married but filing separately will multiply the eligible credit amount by a fraction of his or her Wisconsin gross income over his or her federal gross income (Sec. 1). -Specifies that a claimant who is or whose spouse is a non-resident or part-year resident of the state who is married and filing jointly will multiply the eligible credit amount by a fraction of their joint Wisconsin gross income over their federal joint gross income (Sec. 1). -This act is effective January 1, 2011 if it passes before July 31, 2011, and January 1, 2012 if it passes after July 31, 2011 (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts

Co-sponsors

  • Michael 'Mike' Endsley (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul F. Farrow (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jason M. Fields (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn Grothman (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sheila E. Harsdorf (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Honadel (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Andre M. Jacque (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Kapanke (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Kapenga (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dean R. Kaufert (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Neal J. Kedzie (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Knilans (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dean Knudson (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank G. Lasee (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary A. Lazich (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Leibham (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel R. LeMahieu (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michelle Litjens (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Meyer (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Murtha (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Alvin R. 'Al' Ott (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry J. Petrowski (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Pridemore (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale W. Schultz (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Erik Severson (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard J. 'Dick' Spanbauer (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeffrey A. 'Jeff' Stone (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia 'Pat' Strachota (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Leah Vukmir (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chad Weininger (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Williams (WI - R) (Out Of Office)

By Requests

  • Scott Kevin Walker (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
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