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Jindal seeking to expand sales tax to more items

Last Modified: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 7:35 PM

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal will propose to charge state sales taxes on more services and products than provided in current law, as part of his tax code rewrite.

That could include items like landscaping, marina services and cable TV that aren't subject to state sales tax right now.

As he seeks to eliminate Louisiana's personal and business income taxes, Jindal wants to increase the state's sales tax income, to help offset the loss of billions in income tax revenue.

The governor's point man on the tax code rewrite is Tim Barfield. Barfield says the more items that can be swept into the existing 4 percent state sales tax, the smaller an overall sales tax increase would have to be to counterbalance the nearly $3 billion loss from scrapping income taxes.

Posted By: Bill On: 2/7/2013

Title: Tax Tax

When will we get rid of this nerd. Wasn't Obama enough? He talks like a Republican and taxes like a democrat. He spends all of his time out of state running for president. The state income tax is not oppressive on the poor or lower income citizens, as it should be. He wants to shift the tax that the rich are paying on their high incomes and make it up by the little man who has very little left. He wants to destroy retirements. Destroy medicare and medicade for the poor.
He would like to see an end to Social Security. Wake up America. These people are out for their own personnal ambitions and fortunes and will take your last dime to support their habit.

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