SB 1085 Creates a one dollar check-off for the Multiple Sclerosis Fund
Sponsor:Foster Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:3709S.03P Fiscal Note:3709-03
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization, Veterans' Affairs & Elections
Last Action:04/01/04 - Referred H Tax Policy Committee Journal page:H907
Title:SCS SBs 1085 & 800
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SBs 1085 & 800 - This act creates a minimum one dollar and maximum two hundred dollar check-off on the Missouri income tax return for individuals or corporations entitled to a refund. The money designated by the check-off will be deposited into one of the following funds created by the act: the American Cancer Society Heartland Division Fund, the ALS Lou Gehrig's Disease Fund, the American Lung Association of Missouri Fund, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Fund, the Arthritis Foundation Fund, the Gateway Area Diabetes Association Fund, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Fund. The Director of Revenue is required to establish a method for creating one box on the tax return form and designations for each of the available funds on a separate instruction sheet. The Director shall also establish a method for distributing money in the different fund to the designated organizations. Such organizations receiving moneys from a fund shall only expend such moneys for the support of residents of this state.

The Director of Revenue shall transfer at least monthly all contributions made by individuals and corporations, less one percent of the amount in the fund at the time of the transfer for the cost of collection and handling by the Department of Revenue. The maximum annual amount that can be transferred for collection costs cannot exceed $100,000. All contributions made under this act shall only be deposited in the appropriate fund after all other claims against the refund have been satisfied.