American Experiment Testimony on the House DFL Tax Bill
On Monday, House Democrats unveiled their Omnibus tax bill — HF 1938. Among the numerous provisions in the bill, a couple of things that we have written about at the…
Forget the projected $18 billion surplus. Democrats at the state legislature are looking under every rock for a chance to raise taxes.
The latest proposal involves a 40-cent tax on every retail delivery in the state. Think pizzas, Amazon, Uber Eats — just about any retail item you could have delivered to your home, except groceries, would be subject to the tax. And unlike brick-and-mortar stores, clothing would be subject to the delivery tax.
Of course, in Colorado, the tax is only 27 cents per delivery. In Minnesota, the tax would begin next year at 40 cents and quickly ramp up to 50 cents per delivery. The tax would be imposed on every delivery by motor vehicle. Drones would, presumably, be exempt.
Those nickels and dimes add up. When fully implemented, the tax is expected to raise $128 million per year.
To quote George Harrison and the Beatles,
(If you drive a car)
I’ll tax the street
(If you try to sit)
I’ll tax your seat
(If you get too cold)
I’ll tax the heat
(If you take a walk)
I’ll tax your feet
The revenue projections for the proposal are below.
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