Should States Charge Sales Tax on Services?

Michael Mazerov at the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has written an article suggesting (or recommending) that states should expand their sales tax base to include services.

I have not had a chance to analyze the article and 45 page report yet, but I wanted to go ahead and make you aware of it, so you could look it over.

Click on the following link to access the article:http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=2888

Please provide me with your thoughts on the article and report, either by commenting on this post or sending me an e-mail at leveragesalt@earthlink.net. I would love to hear from you.

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Brian Strahle is the owner of LEVERAGE SALT, LLC where he provides state and local tax technical services to accounting firms, law firms and tax research organizations across the United States.  He also writes a weekly column in Tax Analysts State Tax Notes entitled, "The SALT Effect."  For more info, visit his website: www.leveragestateandlocaltax.com

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