Kentucky May Give More Autonomy to Local Tax Jurisdictions
- Jan 9, 2015 | Gail Cole
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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