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Department of Revenue

  Average Annual FTEs Near General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Current Budget 1,315.0 294,968 56,760 351,728
2019-21 Maintenance Level 1,315.0 295,237 56,763 352,000
Difference from 2017-19 0.0 269 3 272
% Change from 2017-19 0.0% 0.09% 0.01% 0.08%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

Business Licensing Funding 0.10 0 47 47
2019 Revenue Legislation Funding 22.0 4,028 0 4,028
Community Solar 0.20 159 0 159
Tax & Licensing System Maintenance 0.0 3,419 180 3,599
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 22.3 7,606 227 7,833

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 35 4 39
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 35 4 39

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 2 0 2
Attorney General 0.0 107 13 120
DES Central Services 0.0 18 2 20
OFM Central Services 0.0 292 36 328
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 419 51 470
Total Policy Changes 22.3 8,060 282 8,342
2019-21 Policy Level 1,337.3 303,297 57,045 360,342
Difference from 2017-19 22.3 8,329 285 8,614
% Change from 2017-19 1.7% 2.8% 0.50% 2.4%

Policy Changes

Attorney General

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of legal service charges from the Attorney General’s Office. (Business License Account - State, General Fund - State, Unclaimed Personal Property Account - Non-Appropriated, other funds)

DES Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) for campus rent, utilities, parking, and contracts; capital project surcharges; financing cost recovery; public and historic facilities; real estate services; risk management services; personnel service rates; the Perry Street child care center; small agency services; and the department’s enterprise applications. (Business License Account - State, General Fund - State, Unclaimed Personal Property Account - Non-Appropriated, other funds)

OFM Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Office of Financial Management (OFM) for statewide financial applications, One Washington, and other OFM central services. (Business License Account - State, General Fund - State, Unclaimed Personal Property Account - Non-Appropriated, other funds)

Business Licensing Funding

One-time funding is provided for the Department of Revenue to modify its computer system to make the changes that are proposed in its agency request legislation for the Business Licensing Service program. (Business License Account - State)

2019 Revenue Legislation Funding

In the 2019 legislative session, the department did not receive enough funding to implement all 32 revenue bills that passed. Funding is provided for the agency to hire FTE staff who will be tasked with educating taxpayers and enforcing the new tax laws. (General Fund - State)

Community Solar

Funding is provided to the Department of Revenue to implement proposed legislation to expand equitable access to the benefits of renewable energy through community solar projects. (General Fund - State)

Tax & Licensing System Maintenance

Funding is provided for the maintenance and support of the agency's new business licensing system. This will ensure that the system continues to perform efficiently, operates securely, and remains current with technology advances and industry best practices. (General Fund - State, Timber Tax Distribution Account - State, Unclaimed Personal Property Account - Non-Appropriated)

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase

For eligible Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement Systems Plan 1 members, this item provides an increase of 1.5 percent, up to a maximum of $22 per month. (Business License Account - State, General Fund - State, Timber Tax Distribution Account - State, other funds)

Archives/Records Management

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of state archiving and state records center costs from the Secretary of State’s Office. (General Fund - State)