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7.5% PA Sales Tax?! Oh FFS!
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http://www.pahomepage.com/news/what-woul...an-for-you

Quote:You may soon be paying more for many of the things you buy.

From your afternoon lunch to a brand new car, the sales tax in Pennsylvania could soon be going up.

After a five month budget impasse, Governor Tom Wolf and top republican lawmakers have started to come to an agreement on the framework of a deal and a sales tax increase is a major part of it.

The current sales tax in Pennsylvania is six percent.

Lawmakers are looking to increase it to 7.25-percent.

While the increase might seem small, if you are looking to buy a "big ticket" item, like a new car, it could really add up.

I have no problem with being taxed on consumption. But the trade off is that we no longer pay income taxes. So now I still have to pay income taxes and pay 1.5% more for things I buy? It's almost worth it to hop in the car and drive to Delaware...
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I guess people should have taken HB 76 a little more serious when they had the chance. It'll never pass now.

Call your reps and tell them to either get on board with the bill or get voted out. The vote is NEXT WEEK!

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#3
Tick tock....
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bigdawgbeav;170238 Wrote:http://www.pahomepage.com/news/what-woul...an-for-you

Quote:You may soon be paying more for many of the things you buy.

From your afternoon lunch to a brand new car, the sales tax in Pennsylvania could soon be going up.

After a five month budget impasse, Governor Tom Wolf and top republican lawmakers have started to come to an agreement on the framework of a deal and a sales tax increase is a major part of it.

The current sales tax in Pennsylvania is six percent.

Lawmakers are looking to increase it to 7.25-percent.

While the increase might seem small, if you are looking to buy a "big ticket" item, like a new car, it could really add up.

I have no problem with being taxed on consumption. But the trade off is that we no longer pay income taxes. So now I still have to pay income taxes and pay 1.5% more for things I buy? It's almost worth it to hop in the car and drive to Delaware...


Can't buy a car in Delaware.....still have to pay PA taxes when you get your tags, right?

That's one thing, as a side note, I hate about cars. The government taxes them every time they change hands. Plus, charges another tax to the sellers each time. Huge racket going on there.....
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bigdawgbeav;170238 Wrote:http://www.pahomepage.com/news/what-woul...an-for-you


I have no problem with being taxed on consumption. But the trade off is that we no longer pay income taxes. So now I still have to pay income taxes and pay 1.5% more for things I buy? It's almost worth it to hop in the car and drive to Delaware...

Going to be 9.5% within Philadelphia, going to kill any small business in the city but near the border.

RugerGirl;170241 Wrote:Can't buy a car in Delaware.....still have to pay PA taxes when you get your tags, right?

That's one thing, as a side note, I hate about cars. The government taxes them every time they change hands. Plus, charges another tax to the sellers each time. Huge racket going on there.....

Technically you're supposed to pay PA a "Use Tax" for taxable items/services bought out of the state and brought home to PA.

http://www.revenue.pa.gov/GeneralTaxInfo...kT8tnarTIU
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Don't worry. The property taxes will still go up.
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Small business won't like the minimum wage hike he's planning, either.
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I live within yards of the DE border so this won't change my buying habits much, but for those outside of southern DelCo this is gonna suck balls. I already fired off an email to my local State Rep (Barrar) and Senator (Pileggi) because there is no way a DelCo businesses can compete with 0% versus the a PA 7.25%. Just goes to show you there's barely a dimes worth of difference between the Ds and Rs. They all want to own your ass.

The lines at the Claymont Total Wine are gonna be freaking brutal this Christmas if this passes. Angry
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#9
This, a now solid Democrat filled state supreme court, combined with other such crap happening in this state, led me to have a serious conversation with some friends in Arizona just last evening.
Luckily for me I have a job skill that is always in demand regardless of the area and the economy.
This state is becoming just like a clogged toilet, more crap just keeps piling up and the source is Philthadelphia.
If I can work out some custody matters, it's time to pack up while the getting is good and before I get any older.
Republican voters sat home last week and now we have nothing but a pile 'o democrats in the supreme court that will be deciding our fates as gunowners.
It's just a matter of time now, the Pennsylvania T is running out of power and I think it is not long for this Earth.
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39Flathead;170253 Wrote:This, a now solid Democrat filled state supreme court, combined with other such crap happening in this state, led me to have a serious conversation with some friends in Arizona just last evening.
Luckily for me I have a job skill that is always in demand regardless of the area and the economy.
This state is becoming just like a clogged toilet, more crap just keeps piling up and the source is Philthadelphia.
If I can work out some custody matters, it's time to pack up while the getting is good and before I get any older.
Republican voters sat home last week and now we have nothing but a pile 'o democrats in the supreme court that will be deciding our fates as gunowners.
It's just a matter of time now, the Pennsylvania T is running out of power and I think it is not long for this Earth.

Been discussing the same thing in our home. My wife and I are just waiting for the kid to finish HS.
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