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VA Governor

by TONI H / February 10, 2013 4:07 AM PST

and a few others after a Governors' Conference recently are looking into doing away with the State Gas Tax completely and increasing the State Sales Tax instead by a half of a percent. VA has a 17.5 cent gas tax that would lower the cost of the gas for everyone benefiting everyone who really needs the tax break for jobs or looking for jobs, but by increasing the sales tax by a half a percent, the State will tap everyone to pay into the system nearly triple what the gas tax alone does since most either don't have vehicles or carpool or don't drive much at all. We already have one of the lowest sales tax rate in the country so a half a percent won't hurt consumers much and everyone then pays their 'fair share'. Good stuff.........

Now we only have to hope that the BO administration doesn't increase the Fed Gas Tax like they have been talking about. But even if they do, I don't think it will be as high as the 17.5 cents that VA will do away with because the Fed tax would be across the country.

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Our Ohio governor wants to lower state and sales tax rates
by Steven Haninger / February 10, 2013 4:18 AM PST
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but replace the lost income in other ways. His argument is that we've become more service than goods related. He wants to begin applying sales taxes to services that have never been taxed. I've yet to see a list of the affected services but I admit to being very skeptical about the plan. I doubt that, overall, the governor intends to collect less from us.

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service tax?
by James Denison / February 10, 2013 8:06 AM PST

Isn't that covered by a state income tax?

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Not government services
by Steven Haninger / February 10, 2013 8:15 AM PST
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but things like haircuts, maybe labor on automobile repairs, etc. I've also heard such as attorney fees as being targets of the tax. The full list hasn't been presented. My skepticism is based on it's being a new tax with no guarantee that the old higher rates won't come back with a change in governorship.

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