Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Sales Tax Opposition Growing

* Various groups opposed to Gov. John Kasich latest cockamamie idea are getting attention.


The association representing real estate agents in Ohio has joined the list of opponents to Gov. John Kasich’s plan to levy the state’s sales tax to a long list of professional service providers that are involved in operating a brokerage or closing a real estate deal.

The Ohio Association of Realtors’ leadership Wednesday said they would actively resist plans for an extension of the sales tax on sales commissions and real estate transaction-related services under Kasich’s 2014-15 budget bill.

Association CEO Bob Fletcher said the sales tax also would extend to accounting and legal services, commercial office rents, title insurance service fees, appraisals, home inspections and mortgage origination fees....

According to FollowtheMoney, Kasich-Taylor received more than $400,000 from those associated with the real estate industry.  They are a big, powerful group that should not be ignored. Of course, the accountants, lawyers, business people, and others have all voiced their distaste of Kasich expansion of the sales tax.

***  OMG! Julian Bond is on the Colbert Report! Julian Bond was a young man when he participated in the Civil Rights Movement, and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.