The people have been told for years, particularly by Republican candidates running for the General Assembly: "We will cut your taxes."
They have cut your taxes if you made over $88,000 per year. If you have made less than that you have seen no cut and, in most cases, have seen your taxes raised. You may not have a raise in income tax but you will probably pay much more every day for sales tax.
They have imposed sales taxes on electricity, natural gas, entertainment and movies.They have increased tax rates from 2 percent to 4.75 percent on modular homes and manufactured homes (Mobile homes) and taken off the cap on the maximum tax.
You will also be paying sales tax for your dentist, doctor, mechanic, electrician, plumber and for work done on service contracts. You will now pay sales tax on farm equipment and if you gross less than $10,000 per year, you will lose your farm deduction.