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i_taxtask_2017a_2017-07-11t10:06:11z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 07/11/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

Opening Remarks



SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION TASK FORCE


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10:07 AM -- Opening Remarks



Representative Kraft-Tharp, chair, made opening remarks regarding the task force including logistics for task force members. Representative Kraft-Tharp welcomed the partnership between municipalities, the business community, and the legislature that the task force represents. She acknowledged the importance of sales and use tax revenue for municipalities along with the cumbersome nature of sales and use tax collection and remittal for businesses across the state. She thanked everyone who applied to serve on the task force and all of the members of the task force who have been selected to serve.



Senator Neville, vice-chair, made opening remarks regarding the task force. Senator Neville spoke about the difficulties for businesses in navigating the current sales and use tax system, along with the potential loss of revenue to communities and the state due to the current complexity of the system.