From story to story, if given all of this, do we really even have the infrastructure in place at the local government level and in businesses to be able to handle this change in the taxation system?
Individuals might not be the only ones counting up how much they will or won’t benefit under the tax reform plan being offered by House Speaker Glenn Richardson, R-Hiram.
Cities and counties might as well.
Observers say that new details released by Richardson last week indicate that some counties and cities might end up picking up some of the tab if the state does eliminate property taxes and replace them with a broader sales tax, as the speaker has proposed.
Richardson’s plan would not just widen the state sales tax to include food and services, it would also expand what’s taxed under optional local sales taxes that are used to build schools, jails and other municipal projects.