2019 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 72. Soldiers and Sailors
§72-63.19. Donation from tax refund to Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Equipment and Capital Improvement Program - Disposition of donated funds - Erroneous donation, claim for refund.
A. The Oklahoma Tax Commission shall include on each state individual income tax return form for tax years beginning after December 31, 2001, and each state corporate tax return form for tax years beginning after December 31, 2001, an opportunity for the taxpayer to donate from a tax refund for the benefit of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Equipment and Capital Improvement Program.
B. The monies generated from donations made pursuant to subsection A of this section shall be used by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs to purchase equipment and develop capital improvement projects and to acquire properties for expanding or improving existing projects, or for future projects to include site acquisition, architectural plan development and construction.
C. Except as otherwise provided for in this section, all monies generated pursuant to subsection A of this section shall be paid to the State Treasurer and placed to the credit of the Capital Improvement Program Revolving Fund.
D. There is hereby created in the State Treasury a revolving fund for the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs to be designated "Capital Improvement Program Revolving Fund". The fund shall be a continuing fund not subject to fiscal year limitations and shall consist of all monies received pursuant to the provisions of this section. The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs is hereby authorized to invest all or part of the monies of the fund in securities and any interest or dividends accruing from the investments and any monies generated at the time of redemption of the investments shall be deposited in the Capital Improvement Program Revolving Fund. All monies accruing to the credit of the fund are hereby appropriated and may be budgeted and expended by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs for the purposes stated in subsection B of this section. Any monies withdrawn from the fund by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs for investment pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be for the purpose of equipment purchases or enhancing the veterans capital improvement programs of the State of Oklahoma. Expenditures from the fund shall be made upon warrants issued by the State Treasurer against claims filed as prescribed by law with the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for approval and payment.
E. If a taxpayer makes a donation pursuant to subsection A of this section in error, the taxpayer may file a claim for refund at any time within three (3) years from the due date of the tax return. Such claims shall be filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 2373 of Title 68 of the Oklahoma Statutes and, if allowed, shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of said section. Prior to the apportionment set forth in subsection C of this section, an amount equal to the total amount of refunds made pursuant to this subsection during any one (1) year shall be deducted during the following year, and the amount deducted shall be paid to the State Treasurer and placed to the credit of the Income Tax Withholding Refund Account.
Added by Laws 1994, c. 278, § 37, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2001, c. 358, § 29, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 648.