Blog Post Round-Up
March 16, 2008
- Double-Digit Chicago Sales Tax Raises Tax Evasion Questions: As shoppers leave Illinois to avoid Chicago’s new 10.25% sales tax, Tax Foundation chief economist Patrick Fleenor was asked by the Chicago Tribune about the so-called use tax.
- Momentum Builds to Repeal Maryland Computer Services Tax: More than 200 Maryland business executives took to Annapolis, testifying to legislators and urging repeal of the tax.
- Have the Bush Tax Cuts Made the Federal Tax Code More or Less Progressive?: When one if the tax code has been made more or less progressive as a result of the Bush tax cuts, questions of the incidence of the ramifications of those tax cuts (i.e. deficits and/or government spending cuts) and the generational consequences should be kept in mind.
- New Commentary on Arkansas Lottery Proposal: As we have written before, state-run lotteries levy regressive, hidden, non-neutral taxes that have no place in a system of sound state tax policy. A new Tax Foundation commentary takes a humorous approach at explaining why Arkansas should remain a non-lottery state.
- Alleged Spitzer-Prostitute Liaison Raises Tax Questions: The alleged paid encounter New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer had with a prostitute at the Mayflower Hotel raises (to us, at least) some interesting tax questions.