The Tax List
Perusing the list of items that Governor Chafee wishes to move from tax-exempt to taxable, I came across this peculiar item, sure to help grow the economy:
Employment agency services
Sure, employment agencies are arguably unnecessary middlemen in employment chain, but they’re a halfway step for businesses looking to ease into hiring. And they’re now going to have to add 6% to the cost of the transaction or just absorb it.
I also like this item, on the 1% list:
Transfers or sales made to immediate family members
Don’t forget to file the appropriate form Ma and Pa! Uncle Linc is watching.