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May 11, 2015

If you want to know where to find some money for state government, Ralph Martire has some ideas.  The executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability shared his ideas with members of the Senate Revenue Committee.  What about adding the sales tax to at least some services? Martire says “taxes on services are significantly less regressive than taxes on products.” He cites the example of a middle-income family buying a lawn mower and paying sales tax, and an upper-income family hiring a lawn service and paying none.

Source: Illinois Radio Network—WBGZ 1570 and 94.3