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03-22-2007, 08:37 AM
Michigan is proposing a 2% Sales Tax on service businesses (including laundromats). I will be testifying before the Senate Finance Committee tomorrow (Friday) regarding the problems most laundromats would have collecting such a tax from our customers.
Any and all comments regarding this tax issue would be deeply appreciated.
03-22-2007, 09:46 AM
2% almost does not seem worth bothering with, but then again once it is there it is easy to increase. Back in October, NJ instituted the full 7% sales tax on "non-clothing" WDF. Talk about a pain in the rear situation. To comply with the letter of the law, you need to separate a customer's bundle and charge tax on things like sheets, towel and blankets but not on clothing. All governments should be shut down and replaced - these people have no brains.
03-23-2007, 12:44 AM
IL want to charge any business base on gross not net this year since IL government think too many businesses not paying enought tax,hope the new IL tax law won't pass.
03-23-2007, 10:06 AM
go get them Larry!
03-23-2007, 11:35 PM
Simply tell them you are running vending and it is impossible to get 2% as you are limited to quarters ( in your case dollars) This is not like typical vending that can increase prices 5 cents to cover tax, like soda or candy machines.
03-24-2007, 07:29 AM
Good News! The Michigan senate voted down the governor's proposed 2% Service Tax. It looks like the issue is dead. Thanks for your comments everyone.
03-24-2007, 10:36 AM
Larry, Galaga, Pete, & others,
If they know there is opposition & there is unity in that opposition they are much more likely to back down. It is helpful to have a governor who has the courage to veto those kinds of bills. If the holders of the microphone can demonstrate & illustrate why those bills are bad it is all the better. The rascals also demonstrate & illustrate so we have to be a level above them somehow. Staying connected to the media in a healthy way can be helpful!
As far as being overly jubilant that it was defeated doesn't mean that we don't still have to be vigilant to some new variation of the bill. Open meetings laws with proper enforcement can help too!