The state of North Carolina has a more than $400 million revenue shortfall. The honorables on Jones Street are moaning about how they don’t have the money to give teachers raises or improve our roads. Yet, a bill is under consideration in the Senate to exempt temporary foreign agricultural workers from state income tax withholding:
1 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
2 AN ACT TO EXEMPT COMPENSATION PAID TO AN H-2A AGRICULTURAL
3 WORKER FROM STATE INCOME TAX WITHHOLDING TO THE EXTENT THE
4 COMPENSATION IS EXEMPT FROM FEDERAL INCOME TAX WITHHOLDING.
5 The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
6 SECTION 1. G.S. 105-163.3(b) reads as rewritten:
7 “(b) Exemptions. – The withholding requirement does not apply to the following:
8 (1) Compensation that is subject to the withholding requirement of
9 G.S. 105-163.2.
10 (2) Compensation paid to an ordained or licensed member of the clergy.
11 (3) Compensation paid to an entity exempt from tax under G.S. 105-130.11.
12 (4) Compensation paid to an alien that is not subject to federal income tax
13 withholding under section 1441 of the Code.”
14 SECTION 2. This act is effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1,
Here’s how Homeland Security defines H2A workers. Here are IRS regulations dealing with aliens employed in the United States. Personally, I can’t imagine ANY kind of justification for not getting as much as we can from these people who come into the country and work for wages much lower than most Americans can or will.