Long Island Accountants Diapoules & Feinstein CPAs P.C. Comment On 6 Strange Taxes That Might Head Your Way

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Following an article about six new taxes that could take effect in different areas across the US, Long Island Accounts Diapoules & Feinstein CPAs P.C. release a statement.

On March 26, 2013, Diapoules & Feinstein CPAs P.C. releases a statement following a Time article by Brad Tuttle regarding six strange new taxes that could be implemented in different areas across the US.

According to the Time article, government officials are trying various creative ways to impose new taxes. Some of the new taxes being considered across the US are:

  • Bowling, High School Sports, and Circus Tax: in Ohio, Governor John Kasich is proposing to add a 5% sales tax on several previously untaxed purchases which include circuses, theme parks, museums, fairs, bowling, and tickets to high school sports events and concerts.
  • Sugary Drinks Tax: the House Health Care Committee in Vermont has voted to advance a bill that would add a one cent per-ounce tax on all sugary beverages solid in the state.
  • Green Cars & Bikes: Washington state added a $100 annual tax on electric cars, and a similar tax on alternative-fuel vehicles is being proposed in Virginia. Washington has also considered a $25 tax on bikes.
  • Vehicle Miles Tax: Some states have suggest a vehicle miles tax instead of raising gas or sales taxes. Drivers could be charged for every mile driven. The article states that “drivers of passenger vehicles with average fuel efficiency would pay $108 to $248 per year in mileage fees compared to the $96 these drivers currently pay in federal gasoline tax.”

Jim Diapoules, of Long Island accountants Diapoules & Feinstein CPAs P.C. commented on the Time article. “It is amazing how what revenue sources desperate municipalities seek to help fill the holes in their budgets. Soon they will be taxing the air we breath.”

Diapoules and Feinstein CPAs P.C. have been providing accounting, auditing and tax services to the Greater New York City area since 1989. D&F provides our clients with great personal attention and years of professional experience in order to see them succeed and help them to feel confident.


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