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Please Ask Your Legislators to Oppose Liquor Enforcement Tax Increase

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

 TODAY: Please Oppose Conference Committee Report on SB 30

The Tax Conference Committee Report on SB 30, adopted at the 7:30 p.m. meeting last night,, includes a 25% increase in the liquor enforcement tax – from 8 to 10 percent.   This tax increase has not passed either chamber and should not be part of this conference committee report.   The House plans to vote TODAY.

  • After extensive hearings, there was no support in House Tax Committee for an increase in liquor taxes.
  • Its inclusion clearly violates Joint Rule 3(f) prohibiting a CC report from including subject matters that have not passed either house.    
  • This 25% increase in the enforcement tax would most heavily impact retail liquor stores and particularly those near our borders – stores already heavily impacted by the recent enactment of SB 13.
  • The new description of Sub for SB 30 is not yet posted, as it was just adopted last night.  It includes increasing enforcement tax rate from 8% to 10%, increased income tax rates, revoking LLC exemptiion, revoking the sales tax exemption on some services.

Please Act Immediately -

Reach out to the members of the House of Representatives.  Emails and phone calls are helpful.  See article below about the tax bill that failed on Monday. 

Link to List of Representatives

Find your State Representative at https://votesmart.org/  - enter your zip code and street address to find your State Representative and State Senator

NOTE: Secretaries for rank and file legislators were not funded past the 90th Day - so, some office answering machines are not being monitored. In those cases, you may need to send an email or call the mobile phone, if yoou have that number.




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