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Old 03-10-2009, 03:48 PM
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These guys have got to be kidding me

NYS has put together a nice little budget package that includes a 4% state tax and potential 4% county tax on anything that we do for "amusement". The examples they gave were Golf and Bowling, but can this lead to Boating??? I bet it does....Might as well tax my right hand

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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
....Might as well tax my right hand
So instead of a pay-as-you-go tax would that be a pay-as-you-come tax?
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Originally Posted by Menzies View Post
So instead of a pay-as-you-go tax would that be a pay-as-you-come tax?
He did not say he needed a hand with that!
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I expect similar taxes to start poping up in every state as they try to continue to fund their pet projects and social programs.
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Ah yes, the Elliot Spittzer tax....Pay to Play

I personally would rather have these "sales" or "use" taxes - at least you usually have a choice whether or not to use or buy something. I can think of plenty of free things to amuse me. With the income tax you never even get to see the $$$ and have NO choice.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Ah yes, the Elliot Spittzer tax....Pay to Play

I personally would rather have these "sales" or "use" taxes - at least you usually have a choice whether or not to use or buy something. I can think of plenty of free things to amuse me. With the income tax you never even get to see the $$$ and have NO choice.
Except here in NY you get BOTH, as you know.

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Yeah, this has been kicking around for a couple of months now. NY is going to tax your internet access to download from iTunes, surf porn, download legit movies like from NetFlix ... They are lined up to tax all of it.

The bright light in all of it is California -- we still pay the highest taxes. And get this, just heard it on local news -- the state thinks it might be getting $10-billion in fed stimulus funds. I hope so, because they said the budget the state just passed has something buried in it that says that if the state doesn't get at least $10-b from the fed, they automatically DOUBLE the state income tax. I think we pay something like 12% now, that would double to 24% income tax -- on top of the 30-whatever% is paid in federal income tax?!? ;?

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