Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Taxes Going Up In Illinois – On EVERYTHING You Can Think Of

Did Rauner give up on reform?   Madigan thinks he is running Illinois or has been for years. You tell a Democrat to write a balanced budget and they can't do it. They want to tax and spend. Look at the total Bull Shit taxes on things that will affect everybody including all businesses  in Illinois. No wonder people and businesses are leaving Illinois

The State of Illinois wants to raise taxes again.
See, the Land of Lincoln is also the land of taxes – they tax almost everything, and with the passage of Senate Bill 9, their efforts to get their greedy hands everywhere will be complete.
The bill levies a whole new series of taxes, none the worst of which is a tax on landscaping services.
Illinois State Sen. Toi Hutchinson
Illinois State Sen. Toi Hutchinson
What would it do? It would add a 6.25 percent state sales tax to all landscaping services, including mowing, watering, weeding, raking, mulching … you get the picture. If someone mows their lawn for you, you’re going to pay a tax on it.
The amendment to the bill, sponsored by Democrat Sen. Toi Hutchinson, doesn’t stop there. It also taxes snow plowing, strip clubs and cable television; storage businesses, pest control, massages, private detectives, body piercing, dry cleaning services and amusement parks. There’s not much left.
Well … for some reason “hair removal” is taxed, but not “haircuts.” Go figure.
A tax for the honor of paying taxes? In fact, for the honor of simply doing business, you get to pay a “Business Opportunity Tax.” What’s that? Well, it’s a tax for the “privilege of doing business in the state. The size of the annual tax ranges with the size of the business, but can be as high as $15,000.
A tax hike across the board. But don’t forget existing taxes. Those are going up too! The bill raises the corporate tax rate to 7 percent and the personal income tax rate from 3.75 percent to 4.99 percent.
This was all part of a “Grand Bargain” that will raise (they say) about $7 billion in state taxes.
Residents of Illinois are not in favor of raising taxes. The Will County News reports that a poll found two-thirds of Illinoisans support a property tax freeze, 80 percent support spending cuts and more than half support only spending cuts – not raising taxes – as a way of balancing the state budget.


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