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SERVICES TAX
(2007-10-10)
(wgvu) - BUSINESS GROUPS AND SOME REPUBLICAN
LAWMAKERS ARE LAYING THE GROUNDWORK TO TRY AND REPEAL A TAX ON SOME
SERVICES THAT WAS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE EARLY LAST WEEK.
ABOUT 60 BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS MET TODAY TO
DISCUSS THE TAX, ACCORDING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF
MICHIGAN. MANY OF THEM ARE EXPECTED TO JOIN A COALITION AIMED AT
ELIMINATING THE SALES TAX ON ABOUT TWO DOZEN SERVICES.
THE SALES TAX ON SERVICES WAS PASSED AS PART OF A LAST-MINUTE
PLAN TO BALANCE THE BUDGET AND AVOID A PROLONGED PARTIAL GOVERNMENT
SHUTDOWN.
DEMOCRATS MAY BE OPEN TO DISCUSSING CHANGES. BUT THEY SAY ANY
NEW PLAN SHOULD BE BIPARTISAN AND SHOULD RAISE AS MUCH MONEY FOR
THE STATE AS THE SALES TAX ON SERVICES IS EXPECTED TO BRING IN.

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