Skip to comments.Gov. Malloy Proposes Measure To 'Tax' Coupons (tax original, not sale price)
Posted on 02/27/2011 4:19:29 PM PST by matt04
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Devotees of coupons and discounts are angry at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to slap a new sales tax on the original price of a good or service rather than the discounted price.
Ending the sales tax exemptions for coupons, discounts and automobile trade-ins are among tax exemptions Malloy has proposed ending to help close the state's projected $3.5 billion deficit. For example, the tax would be imposed on the $30 price of a blouse, not the $15 sales price.
... Like many avid couponers, Juliano pays little or nothing for items after matching coupons with sales. For example, she recently used a $3 coupon to buy a bottle of Gain fabric softener that was on sale for $2.99 at Rite Aid.
"Under his proposal, I would have to pay tax on that, which is not right because I didn't pay for the item," said Juliano, who runs classes on couponing. "Everybody who does this, it's not like they're rich. They're doing this to survive."
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They will think of anything to make a buck off the taxpayer.
They tried this at my car dealer here in Texas the last time I bought a new one. Big rebate, but they tried to tax the car before the rebate. I had evidence all over the place that they were wrong. So I was ready to walk, and then they owned up...but they pushed and pushed right until the end.
“They’re doing this to survive.”
Not in America they aren’t. America has 250lb bums.
I’ll accept “They’re doing this to live.”, but no further...
The dems are getting creative in their raping the ordinary folk. But this is, after all, CT.. they wanted this guy, so I just can`t seem to muster up any sympathy.
The NUTmegger elected that NUT so they are getting what they deserve.
CT residents sure elected a real winner with this guy.
[For example, the tax would be imposed on the $30 price of a blouse, not the $15 sales price. ]
Insanity. Next, they will pass a law requiring retailers to start out with a 5,000% markup on the original price.
Sounds like a recipe for confusion and a real interesting time for the auditors and tax collectors that will be trying to enforce this equitably.
I’m not thinking about the $3 bottle of detergent cited in the article, but more expensive items like used cars in which the prices are a lot more flexible, how do you verify what the “original” price of the 2008 Lexus that was sold and whose price changed several times before the final sale of it.
Sounds like a accounting mess, and something that is likely to change sales practices in the vehicle, appliance, airline tickets and other higher ticket items.
Democrats are heartless. Clipping coupons is the only entertainment some poor folks get. Democrat Scrooges want to tax away their fun.
Slippery Slope Alert
Then they should also tax ANY retail item on sale at the “pre” sale price. That’s all a coupon is. A sale price.
According to this logic, grocery chains’ house brand products should be taxed at the price of the more costly brand names not purchased.
Looked him up.
Is anyone surprised?
“Democrats are heartless. Clipping coupons is the only entertainment some poor folks get. Democrat Scrooges want to tax away their fun.”
A Democrat never met a tax they didn’t like.
I think the pre-sale price, not just coupons are also include in this plan.
That’s taxing the imputed value of an item, instead of the actual price. Pretty outrageous, even for Democrats. Will the Rats who control that legislature pass it? That will do wonders for their claims to be for the little guy.
Sure it is, and that's the beauty of it. The tax is collected at the point of sale, by the merchant, so it's (nearly) pure profit, cheap to implement on the gov't side. Any "confusion" on how much tax is owed will be settled by fining the merchant for the amount they fail to "collect".
Eventually the State just needs to determine the “correct” price for each and every item. A store can sell for any price they wish (whether everyday low prices, sale prices, or coupons), but will have to collect tax on the state-determined “suggested retail price.”
Politicans like this are just plain evil....they deserve nothing, make nothing and figure they own everyone’s money..