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In support of the proposed changes to the senior sales tax exemption

...I would argue for the exemption to be phased out entirely, for the city to lower the sales tax to 4 percent, and exempt food purchases for everyone. Now that would be fair.We as a state and as a community are facing extremely challenging...
Empire Editorial: Juneau needs a one-and-done sales tax fix

...the elimination of the senior sales tax exemption. ? Exempt food. Like electricity and heating fuel, food is another...with a cost: It's unlikely the city can afford to exempt food and increase revenue enough to fill its budget deficit...
Most seniors support equal taxes

...and cut services. But please don't cut services for education and way of life."She presented her own plan to exempt food, fuel and electricity from sales tax for all, and to discontinue senior, non-profit and lobbyist exemptions. An...
My Turn: The election's ballot proposition to ponder

...and "wants." We could increase taxes on non-necessity items. The vast majority of states with a sales tax either exempt food altogether, or have a lower tax rate on food, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators. Other states have...
Rep. Beth Kerttula

...exemptions for prescriptions and maybe other medicines too. ... Finally, one thing Juneau doesn't do and should do is exempt food. So with very broad exemptions, I might consider it. I'm not going to say I'll accept it, but I might consider...
Tax break on food unlikely in 2009

The Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee shied away Wednesday from a proposal to exempt food from sales tax in light of a new estimate putting the annual cost at $5 million. Sarah Chambers, the exemption's strongest...


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