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Old May 26th, 2010, 10:37 AM
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britjh22
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Default Pennsylvania tax coming?

I work at a non profit in Pittsburgh and got an e-mail the other day asking us all to make phone calls to our representatives to try and pass a bill to extend funding for medicaid and similar programs. The organization I work for provides services to disabled people in the community, so I was ready to make some calls.

However, after doing some more digging, one of the things they are tacking on to this (among quite a lot of things) legislation is a tax on Other Tobacco Products (OTP). They are proposing a 30% tax, supported by all the usual fear mongering about healthcare costs and under age tobacco use through "gateway" products.

Here's the "fact sheet", although quite a few things on there are probably much less then factual.

http://www.pennbpc.org/sites/pennbpc...s-May-2010.pdf

If this comes to pass it will just encourage more people to buy online, as the lack of tax will offset any discouraging shiping costs.
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