Two months ago exactly, I appeared on TV to talk about the concept of eliminating the personal and corporate income tax in Louisiana.
Now Governor Jindal has unveiled a specific proposal.
The plan will eliminate two major tax types: personal income tax and corporate income and franchise tax. Eliminating income taxes in a revenue-neutral manner and improving sales tax administration will dramatically simplify Louisiana’s tax system and reduce administrative problems for families and small businesses. The effective start date of the program is January 1, 2014. …The plan will ensure revenue neutrality by…[b]roadening the state sales tax base and raising the state rate to 5.88%.
This is a superb plan.
Of all the possible ways for a state to generate revenue, the income tax is the most destructive.
That’s why researchers consistently have found that states without this punitive levy grow faster and create more jobs.
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