Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Arcades, computer services, landscapers: what do they have in common?

They're all the new targets of the sales tax increase.

Reporter Andy Rosen writes today:

The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee tossed aside the governor’s proposed extension of the sales tax to cover massage, health club and property management services. In the face of stiff opposition from those interests, the panel instead voted to tax computer services, landscaping and arcades.

Looks like those gym petitions added up.

But why choose these three?

And how much money can there be in arcades these days?

*Update 4:40p.m.* It's come to my attention that the Comptroller's office will decide which businesses are classified as "arcades." Does this make Peter Franchot the Arcade Czar?

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