Tuesday, January 17, 2012

So, the newspapers are at it again: effort under way to lower THEIR B&O tax.

Here's the scam:

2012 Senate Bill 6201: Concerning the business and occupation taxation of newspapers and local interest web sites

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•Introduced by Sen. Sharon Nelson, (D-Vashon) (D) on January 12, 2012, changes the rate of business and occupation taxes for newspapers and local interest web sites from 0.403 percent to 0.383 percent beginning July 1, 2013. The bill also defines "local interest web site" as an internet web site that is normally updated more than once a day and which is substantially dedicated to local interests tailored to a general circulation area of a county or smaller.

◦Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on January 12, 2012.
There's an irony here.

How many times have we seen the words printed in newspapers across this country generally, but certainly the democratian where they tell us that WE should raise OUR taxes.

So.... what's up with this?

Why do THEY rate a tax CUT, while our taxes keep going UP?

I'm sure tomorrow's editorial locally will condemn such an obviously unfair and unconscionable revenue cut since the state is in such a huge deficit situation.

(Remember: repeat after me - a reduction in an increase is NOT a deficit.)

1 comment:

Blogging around the Pacific Northwest said...

"Local interest web sites?" Do you and Lew qualify for a new tax exemption, Kelly?? ;-D