Get Involved – Help Oppose the Ad Tax
The House Tax Committee Meeting Has Been Scheduled!
Anyone who wants to testify or attend to speak out for or against the ad tax, please read below to find out how to register.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Chair: Rep. Ann Lenczewski
Room: 10 State Office Building
Agenda: ****Public testimony will be taken HF677 (Lenczewski) Tax law modernization and reform provided, property tax rebate established, state business property tax reduced, fourth tier income tax established, sales tax rate lowered and base broadened, corporate franchise tax rate lowered and simplified by eliminating preferences, local government and county aid provided for, and money appropriated.
You will need to register those who will be testifying ASAP with Rep. Lenczewski's office. Contact Committee administrator Emily Jensen at 651-296-5528 or email@example.com to register.
It’s best if testimony is short and hits the main points – no more than 4-5 minutes each.
Even if you can’t testify, we need your help! Call, email or write your local state legislators now to talk to them about why Gov. Dayton’s sales tax proposals, specifically, expanding the tax to advertising, and eliminating the long-standing publications exemption are bad ideas. You can look up contact information for your legislator here.
Legislators prefer to receive short, personal statements about the effects the ad tax will have on you, but if you want a little help in getting started, we’ve prepared the following form letter: click here.
AD TAX LETTER
As mentioned, Ad Fed is actively participating with a broad group of other associations representing businesses that would be directly affected by the sales tax proposals, called the Minnesota Communications Industry Coalition (MNCIC). This week, the MNCIC sent a letter to all state legislators, Gov. Dayton and Commissioner Frans, describing the many reasons why a sales tax on advertising is a really bad idea—for businesses, and for the state’s economy more generally.
You can read the letter here.
CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS
We can’t exaggerate the value and importance of Ad Fed members contacting their legislators about these tax proposals, sooner rather than later. Coalitions and associations can have a definite impact at the Capitol, but in the minds of legislators, the most effective kind of persuasion comes from constituents in their own districts.