Imagine being a student who forgot your pencil and you buy a new one at the school store. Or buying tickets to the latest athletic event or making a public records request.
All those things would be taxable under Gov. John Kasich's proposed sales tax expansion, state Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk Township) informed community members Thursday morning.
"We did not know he was going to do this ... until he rolled it out," said Boose as he spoke to about 20 people and answered questions at the Huron County Chamber of Commerce. "We are taking the sales tax expansion out of our budget," he said, referring to the House of Representatives. "What the Senate does with it -- I don't know."
Boose said there are only three exemptions to the expansion: Food, health care and residential rentals. "Except for that, everything else is taxable. ... Schools are not exempt," Boose said. "We need to have a lower limit."
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