Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Virginia General Assembly - #3675 - SB639 Transportation - New Tax -

FINAL HOUSE VOTE TOMORROW
SB639 - Slipped into the transportation bill. Regardless of income, everyone pays. Hugely regressive and built in increases until 2019.  This new tax increases 500% in 7 years AND IS TIED TO INFLATION because it is a percentage of the price of goods and services.  Please be sure and call to thank these Republican Senators for voting to raise your taxes: YEAS-- Blevins, Hanger, Norment, Ruff, Stosch, Wagner, Watkins.  Next call these Republican Delegates who voted in committee to raise your taxes YEAS--Purkey, Orrock, Byron, Cole, Hugo, Anderson, Garrett, Villanueva, Pogge, Bell, Richard P., O'Quinn, Head--12.
A new sales tax increase
Regressive - - - the worst kind of tax there is
The percent goes up automatically on ever increasing prices
WHAT DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND ABOUT "NO NEW TAXES"
TELL THEM TO LIVE WITHIN THEIR MEANS!  
Let's get this tax increase OUT of SB639.  Please call your Delegate - tell him not to raise your taxes and ask him what he is doing to get this tax increase out of the transportation bill? Force them to answer that question and you will learn something important about him/her.

Contact info for your Delegate...........  Rob Bell (R)Va. 58th Dist. 804-698-1058, Steve Landes (R) 25th Dist. 804-698-1025, David Toscano (D) 57th Dist. 804-698-1057.
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SB 639 Starting on line 677
G. Beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2014, the sales and use tax revenue generated by a 0.05 percent sales and use tax rate shall be paid, in the manner provided in this section, to the
Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund. Beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2016, the sales and use tax revenue generated by a 0.1 percent sales and use tax rate shall be paid, in the
manner provided in this section, to the Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund. Beginning July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2018, the sales and use tax revenue generated by a 0.15 percent sales and use tax rate shall be paid, in the manner provided in this section, to the Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund. Beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019 the sales and use tax revenue generated by a 0.2 percent sales and use tax rate shall be paid, in the manner provided in this section, to the Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund. Beginning July 1, 2019, and each year thereafter, the sales and use tax revenue generated by a 0.25 percent sales and use tax rate shall be paid, in the manner provided in this section, to the Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund.

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