Legislation


Should The Internet Tax Freedom Act Be Made Permanent?

The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act was introduced by Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH) in January of this year. H.R. 434 would amend the Internet Tax Freedom Act "to make permanent the ban on...Continued

The Affordable Care Act, Sales Tax, and Health Insurance

Section 9010 of the Affordable Care Act describes the “Imposition of annual fee on health insurance providers.”  This fee is being described as a tax, and by some as a sales tax, since health insu...Continued

Louisiana Governor Parks Tax Reform Package

In recent months, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) has traveled around the state promoting his plan to eliminate income taxes and expand the sales tax base. Yesterday, addressing state legislat...Continued

Colorado May Impose High Taxes on Recreational Marijuana

For the states of Colorado and Washington, one of the most compelling reasons to legalize recreational marijuana was the sales tax revenue it would generate. To wit, Colorado’s Amendment 64 reads,...Continued

Georgia Lawmakers Say Eliminate Income Tax, Expand Sales Tax

Several Georgia lawmakers have proposed eliminating the state income tax and expanding the sales tax. Junior Representative Tom Kirby (R-Loganville) is leading the effort to make Georgia more comp...Continued

New Hampshire Approves Cigarette Tax Hike

Update, 7.24.13: The NH tobacco tax will increase, effective August 1. The tax rate for a pack of 20 cigarettes will increase 10 cents to $1.78. The tax rate for a pack of 25 cigarettes will incre...Continued

Louisiana: Six Reasons for Tax Reform

Governor Bobby Jindal (R) of Louisiana presented details for his administration's tax reform proposal to a joint meeting of the House Ways & Means Committee. The plan was first introduced back in ...Continued

Arizona Proposes to Let Counties Raise Excise Taxes

The Arizona Senate is considering a measure that would enable certain counties to levy general excise taxes at a rate of up to 20%, if they are approved by unanimous vote of the board of superviso...Continued

Washington Considers Gas Tax Hike

Fuel efficiency is a good thing for lots of reasons. Yet when states use gas taxes to fund roads and public transit, fuel efficient vehicles negatively impact state transportation systems. It's a ...Continued

Washington Considers Adding Income Tax, Lowering Sales Tax

Lawmakers are talking in Olympia, Washington, though not all like what they're hearing. A handful of Senate Democrats are calling for dramatic changes to the state tax system, including the additi...Continued