#NCGA: Senate bill exempts temp foreign workers from state income tax withholding

legislatureThe 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,
15 2014.

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.  

4 thoughts on “#NCGA: Senate bill exempts temp foreign workers from state income tax withholding

  1. Last year the Progressive Republicans in Raleigh voted to gut e-verify and allow illegal aliens to work for 9 months a year taking jobs away from NC Citizens. Now they want to give them a tax break too.
    Allowing illegals to take jobs from NC’ians and not pay taxes, the refusal to gut common core, renewing & increasing film incentives, public/private partnerships, toll roads, continued spending in light of huge budget shortfalls and it all adds up to one thing – get Thom Tillis elected at all cost. One problem, he is further alienating the conservative base who will surely sit this one out if any of these bills are legislated into law.
    I ask the NCGA – what happened to Limited Government & Fiscal Responsibility? Or are these no longer principles you are willing to abide by?
    The question for the NCGA right now is, will you do what’s right for the people of NC or will you continue to sell us down the road? And I remind all those Republican legislators who think they rode into the legislature in 2010 because of Thom Tillis, that they rode in on the coattails of the conservative base who will swiftly send them out on their coattails if they don’t start standing on the Conservative Principles they were elected to uphold.

  2. This is largely a $pecial intere$t bill for those who employ these people and don’t want to be bothered with withholding their taxes. Disgraceful! Who sponsored this crappy bill? They need a primary in 2016.

  3. For NCCOT, please explain to me how illegal aliens are able to work for 9 months per year due to some “gutting of e-verify” on behalf of the progressive Republicans.

    For Raphael how in the world can you claim to know that small businesses or any other employer for that matter is simply not wanting “to be bothered with withholding their taxes”.?

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