UTAH – Tax Reform Proposals Surface, Including Tax On Soda And Candy

At least four other tax reform proposals have been submitted for a Utah legislative task force to consider, including everything from limiting the restoration of the full sales tax on food just to soda and candy, to imposing a statewide Continue reading UTAH – Tax Reform Proposals Surface, Including Tax On Soda And Candy

Utah – Tax Reform Debate Generating Calls For Tax Hikes, Tax Cuts And More

A mix of seemingly contradictory messages are emerging as a special legislative task force continues the delicate debate over a possible overhaul of the state’s system of taxation. Utah Sen. Lyle Hillyard, for one, hopes for a “revenue neutral” solution, Continue reading Utah – Tax Reform Debate Generating Calls For Tax Hikes, Tax Cuts And More

Utah – Tax Reform Task Force Not Going To ‘Tax Everything,’ But Still Looking At Sales Taxes On Some Services

SALT LAKE CITY — Now that members of the Utah Legislature’s tax reform task force have finished a series of public meetings around the state, they’re ready to start talking specifics. For Sen. Lyle Hillyard, co-chairman of the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Continue reading Utah – Tax Reform Task Force Not Going To ‘Tax Everything,’ But Still Looking At Sales Taxes On Some Services

Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott Explains Sales Tax Swap Proposal

Texas Governor Greg Abbott says if lawmakers pass property tax reform and property appraisal reform, he would like to propose increasing the sales tax by one penny to buy down property taxes. AUSTIN, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott has a Continue reading Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott Explains Sales Tax Swap Proposal

California – The Challenge Of Taxing Services

California Tax Foundation Every few years, there are renewed discussions of imposing a sales tax on services in California, often proposed in the name of “modernizing the economy,” closing California’s budget gap, or stabilizing cyclical fluctuations in tax revenue. Recently, Continue reading California – The Challenge Of Taxing Services

Multi-State – State Rundown 2/23: Regressive Tax Proposals Multiplying

Tax Justice Blog February 23, 2017 05:01 PM By Meg Wiehe, Director of Programs at ITEP This week saw a nearly successful attempt to right the fiscal ship in Kansas; regressive tax proposals introduced in West Virginia, Georgia, and Missouri; Continue reading Multi-State – State Rundown 2/23: Regressive Tax Proposals Multiplying

North Carolina – Tax Reform Legislation Enacted

SALT Report 2765 – On July 23, 2013, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation that includes amendments to the following sales and use tax provisions. Repealed Exemptions Effective January 1, 2014, the following sales and use tax exemptions will Continue reading North Carolina – Tax Reform Legislation Enacted

Louisiana – Governor Drops Tax Reform Proposal

SALT Report 2360 – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that he is “parking” his controversial tax reform package. As previously reported in SALT Report 2265, the Governor discussed his administration’s proposal to end state income taxes and broaden the sales Continue reading Louisiana – Governor Drops Tax Reform Proposal

Kentucky – Commission on Tax Reform Recommends New Taxes

SALT Report 1986 – On December 17, 2007 the Kentucky Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform issued their findings and recommendations to Governor Beshear. The Commission’s primary focus was on reforming the state’s tax code to make Kentucky more bus… Continue reading Kentucky – Commission on Tax Reform Recommends New Taxes