More on sales tax initiatives

If there is one thing to be said about sales tax, it’s that people really don’t like them at all. As I’ve stated, I’m no major fan of them either. Although the following editorial voices opposition to Senator Erpenbach’s (D-Middleton) proposal to re-evaluate and expand the sales tax, it does offer another viable option: join the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

Wisconsin reported significant decreases in sales tax collections just a few years ago when the shopping on-line took off. This proposal does not introduce new taxes, but instead enforces the current tax laws. I think it makes perfect sense for Wisconsin to pass legislation to adopt this initiative. In the long run, it will help reduce the overall state tax burden. But I still also encourage the Legislature to review the current sales tax exemptions for frivolous goods and services.

Wisconsin State Journal editorial: Reject expansion of state sales tax

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Doyle urges uniform sales tax rules

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