Tax increase passes Senate

Clothing Tax

[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1367370015&height=360&page_count=5&pf_id=9620&show_title=1&va_id=4038666&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=360 div_id=videoplayer-1367370015 type=script]

AUSTIN, MN — It was initially rejected but now the Minnesota Senate has passed a package of income and sales tax increases, including the addition of a clothing tax.

The DFL sponsored bill was initially defeated yesterday on a 34-32 vote, but two Democrats who initially voted no switched to yes on the second vote.

The bill also includes adding taxes to some services such as auto repairs and haircuts.

“I don’t think it would be a big deal, clothing is a necessity, people are going to have to buy clothing, whether the sales tax goes up or down. So either way, I think it’s going to stay the same,” said Oak Park Mall Manager Shan Kehret.

With a slim margin the bill passed 35-31. The bill will now head to conference committee to resolve the differences between the House and Senate bills.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s