Hat tip: The Everyday Economist
From Karen DeCoster:
Already, there is tremendous confusion as to what services will or will not be taxed. It’s funny to note how lobbying efforts have influenced what services are excluded under this new law.
* Real estate will not be taxed thanks to the massive real estate lobby in Michigan.
* Travel tourism will be taxed, further eroding Michigan’s once-booming tourism industry.
* Dating and weight-reduction services will be taxed
* Skiing is taxed, golf is not. Michigan is one of the country’s greatest golf havens. Likely, considering the demographics and available resources, the legislators all golf at Michigan’s premier golf courses, but they go out-of-state to ski.
Other services that will be taxed are balloon-o-grams; fortune telling, palm reading, and astrology; house-sitting; personal fitness training; shoe shines; singing telegrams; baby shoe bronzing; and tattoos. The list goes on forever. “Consulting” services - which will be almost impossible to define - are expected to produce about 70% of the revenues booty.
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