Letter to the editor: There are better options than cutting sales taxesNorth Dakota’s governor and legislators will be reducing taxes in this legislative session. Which are the best taxes to reduce?
By: Ray Zajac, Mantador, N.D., The Jamestown Sun
North Dakota’s governor and legislators will be reducing taxes in this legislative session. Which are the best taxes to reduce?
North Dakota has basically four taxes. Income tax, sales tax, property tax and fees and licenses.
I am not a person who favors the income tax but in North Dakota’s case it would be one of the worst taxes to cut.
My reason is because of the oil boom we have so many out-of-state individuals and corporations working in North Dakota who send in their money out of state. Giving them a bigger paycheck and sending more money out of state is not going to increase economic activity in North Dakota. The citizens of North Dakota are going to have to pick up the tab with poorer roads and less property tax relief.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple wants to cut income taxes by $125 million. Why not take the $125 and divide it between education and infrastructure?
If you agree, let your legislators know.