Colman: NO MORE SALES-TAX INCREASES

California has millions of newly unemployed.  We have AB 5 putting a million people out of work.  Many who do work (except for government employees in most part, have had their wages cut.  Into all of this some cities and counties are still discussing putting sales tax increases—and bond measures—on the November ballot.  The March primary had more than half the sales tax measures defeated.  Think the people will approve being pushed further into poverty by government in November?

 A higher sales tax in some California cities could easily mean that shoppers would go to a different location to buy goods.  Currently, in California’s Alpine and Modoc Counties, the sales-tax rate is 7.25 percent.

 Alternatively, customers might shop on online, where taxes might be lower or non-existent.  Some online businesses do not charge — or say they do not charge — sales taxes.  The official state-wide California sales-tax rate is rate is 7.25 percent, according to a Mar. 1, 2020, chart produced by the Sales Tax Institute.

Increased taxes make it easier for the underground economy to flourish—no taxes, no government regulation, no permits, etc.  Add taxes and you lose revenues.  Economics 1—for the Democrats who are economic illiterates.

NO MORE SALES-TAX INCREASES

By Richard Colman, Exclusive to the California Political News and Views  5/22/20 

Certain cities in California would be making a huge mistake if they voted to raise the sales tax above current levels.

 The current time is not propitious for raising taxes, especially the sales tax.

 On May 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that 38 million Americans had filed jobless claims between mid-March and May 16, 2020.

 The current sales tax rate in certain California cities is 9.0 percent or more.  If that sales tax went to 10.0 percent (or higher), California businesses could easily lose customers.

 If customers disappear, then jobs at a given business might be also be lost.

 A higher sales tax in some California cities could easily mean that shoppers would go to a different location to buy goods.  Currently, in California’s Alpine and Modoc Counties, the sales-tax rate is 7.25 percent.

 Alternatively, customers might shop on online, where taxes might be lower or non-existent.  Some online businesses do not charge — or say they do not charge — sales taxes.  The official state-wide California sales-tax rate is rate is 7.25 percent, according to a Mar. 1, 2020, chart produced by the Sales Tax Institute.

There are over 10,000 sales-tax jurisdictions in the United States.  Certain businesses cannot keep track of sales-tax rates in so many jurisdictions. 

California voters should reject any increase in the sales tax — state-wide or locally.

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Comments

  1. Really??? says

    Only a dictatorship would be stupid enough to increase taxes when the economy is under water.

    CAlif. is a minimum of $54 Billion in the hole. After massive suits against the Trump Admin. you think it is right for Slick to demand Trump bailout this state for absolutely stupid economic planning?

    It will be interesting to see if the Democrats at the State and Local Level are insane to try and increase taxes, either by killing Prop 13 or direct tax.

  2. Totallyfedup says

    Democrats can’t get enough of your tax money.
    The idea of smart budgeting and spending never crosses their mind.
    EVERY TAX in Calicrapafornia is excessive and higher than most other states.
    CA is screwing every person that buys a home with the outrageous SUPPLEMENTAL TAX PROCESS.
    Look it up. Highest tax rate of any other state by far.
    STOP VOTING FOR DEMOCRATS!

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