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Time for a Permanent Vacation from Sales Tax Holidays

By   /  August 7, 2013  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Temporary Rollbacks Are Poor Substitutes for Real Reform Washington, DC, July 24, 2013—Temporary rollbacks of sales taxes, despite being sold as a boon for consumers and businesses, actually impose significant costs on both groups without yielding significant benefits, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. So-called sales [...]

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“Feelings” Holding Back Tax Reform

By   /  November 30, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Republicans spent their first week back in Washington after Thanksgiving break battling each other as much as taking on Democrats.  The ideological circular firing squad that is customary after losing a national election has spread to the House and Senate.  The path to fixing our deficit and tax policy has been largely conceded to [...]

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No Tax Increases, But We Will Pay More

By   /  October 10, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Georgians who now make purchases online have started to notice something new. Some websites are now collecting sales tax on their purchases that previously did not. Politicians are quick to remind us that this is not a new tax, and they are correct. Georgia law has long since required purchasers to remit taxes on [...]

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Deal’s Appointment Another Reason To Consider ‘No’ On T-SPLOST

By   /  July 12, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Governor Nathan Deal has enjoyed a general level of policy success during his first two years in office in a way that would not necessarily have been predicted during a long and often bitter gubernatorial campaign.  He has formed coalitions within his own party and across the aisle.  He has worked with Democratic Atlanta [...]

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