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Kentucky May Give More Autonomy to Local Tax Jurisdictions


 Kentucky governor seeks to give local tax jurisdictions the right to impose sales taxes.

In his 2015 State of the Commonwealth Address, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D) called for a Constitutional amendment to allow local communities to vote on local sales taxes to fund specific projects. He said, “Our cities and counties need the option of using this tool to invest in their communities.”

Tax reform has been on the governor’s agenda for years. A Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform voted to approve more than 50 changes to the tax code in 2012, many of which were embraced by the governor. And in February 2014, Gov. Beshear introduced a plan that included a reduction to income tax rates and a broadening of the sales tax base.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.