Taxes on Bicycle Helmets and Child Car Seats?

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

Tomorrow, Friday, March 15th, Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal will be in front of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee. As you may know, the governor is looking to increase revenues by implementing 53 tolls throughout the state and expanding the sales tax to include new items and services.

Here are just a couple of services and items that will now fall under the sales tax:

– Legal services
– Accounting services
– Real estate activities and agents/brokers
– Veterinary services
– Barber shops and beauty salons
– Sports/recreation instruction and industries
– Renovation and repair of residential property
– Non-prescription drugs
– Bicycle helmets
– Child car seats
– Vegetable seeds
– Safety apparel

The governor’s budget proposal also looks to eliminate the following:

-The sales tax-free week
-The increased exemption for social security income
-The exemption for pension and annuity income

For the full list click here.

I encourage everyone to express their thoughts on these proposals by submitting testimony to fintestimony@cga.ct.gov. Please include the bill number, S.B. 877, in the subject of the email and feel free to copy me on the email, Stephan.Harding@housegop.ct.gov.

As always, feel free to contact me with questions or concerns at Stephen.Harding@housegop.ct.gov or call 860-240-8700.

Sincerely,

Rep. Stephen Harding

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 1-800-842-1423 or Stephen.Harding@housegop.ct.gov. You can also follow my legislative activity on my website atwww.RepHarding.com or my Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/repharding.