2009 House Joint Resolution KK

Impose sales tax on services and lower rate to 5 percent

Introduced in the House

Oct. 20, 2009

Introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (D-69)

To place before voters in the next general election a Constitutional amendment to expand the state sales tax to services and lower the rate to 5 percent. The tax would also be expanded to carbonated beverages, and the measure would revise the amounts earmarked to local governments and schools. The service tax would be levied on “gross proceeds” paid by a consumer to a provider for a service, and would not apply to business-to-business services.

Referred to the Committee on Tax Policy