Food Tax http://wkms.org en Blue Ribbon Commission Rejects Food Tax Proposal http://wkms.org/post/blue-ribbon-commission-rejects-food-tax-proposal <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform has rejected a proposal to tax food at grocery stores. Consultants say a 6 percent tax could generate about $500 million each year. The 17-member commission dismissed it as a burden on the poor.&nbsp; The Courier-Journal reports members met for nearly four hours yesterday to shorten a list of 96 recommendations. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:41:11 +0000 The Associated Press & Angela Hatton 23651 at http://wkms.org Blue Ribbon Commission Rejects Food Tax Proposal Economic Consultants Suggest Kentucky Tax Food http://wkms.org/post/economic-consultants-suggest-kentucky-tax-food <p>Economic consultants looking for ways to improve Kentucky's tax system have offered a variety of options that include imposing a tax on food and a variety of services ranging from haircuts to automotive repairs to funerals.</p><p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:42:11 +0000 The Associated Press 22282 at http://wkms.org Economic Consultants Suggest Kentucky Tax Food New Tennessee Food Tax Rate http://wkms.org/post/new-tennessee-food-tax-rate <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">Tennessee state officials want businesses selling food to start preparing for reduced rates of sales and use tax.</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">Effective July </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">1</span><sup style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">st</sup><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">, those tax rates on sales of food and food ingredients will be cut to 5.25%, down from 5.5%.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 14 May 2012 14:01:42 +0000 Associated Press 17958 at http://wkms.org New Tennessee Food Tax Rate