Rhode Island state commission considers reduction of state sales taxes

by Lucinda Rowlands November 25, 2013

reduction of state sales taxes

reduction of state sales taxes

The Rhode Island General Assembly has put together a committee to consider a reduction of state sales taxes or completely repeal its 7% sales tax rate. The government created this commission in response to a new bill that proposes to repeal sales taxes this year.

That bill is unlikely to pass but the commission shows that Rhode Island legislators are considering a change. Supporters of reducing the sales tax rate say these taxes are too much of a burden on businesses and consumers, especially low-income consumers.

That bill is unlikely to pass but the commission shows that Rhode Island legislators are considering a change. Supporters of reducing the sales tax rate say these taxes are too much of a burden on businesses and consumers, especially low-income consumers.

Charles F. Spielmann
Lucinda Rowlands
Lucinda Rowlands


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