State and local governments depend on many different types of taxes, one of which is known as an excise tax. Like general sales taxes, excise taxes are paid on the purchase of an item. But unlike sales taxes, excise...
- Scott Moody on Tax Reform Options in Maine
Scott Moody on Tax Reform Options in Maine
Maine Heritage Policy Center CEO (and former Tax Foundation Senior Economist) J. Scott Moody discusses the recently-announced tax reform plan unveiled by a group of 11 Pine Tree State legislators. The so-called "Gang of 11" plan, chiefly written by Sen. Richard Woodbury (I-Yarmouth), would cut some tax rates but raise others, resulting in a net tax increase in the state. Moody is critical of the plan and advises focusing on spending discipline until a revenue-neutral (or revenue-negative) reform plan becomes an option.
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