WPR News
12:27 pm
Thu September 9, 2004

Delegation Pushes Tax Break

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming's congressional delegation is trying to make the state sales tax deductable from federal tax bills. Representative Barbara Cubin says Wyoming citizens and residents of six other states carry a heavier tax burden then states with an income tax. While he has no doubt that someone would benefit from it, Congressional Candidate Ted Ladd insists that changing the tax laws to allow Wyoming residents to deduct sales taxes will mostly make doing taxes even more complicated. Ladd says the fact that residents don't pay a state income tax is a huge benefit that other states don't enjoy. He thinks the attempt by Representative Barbara Cubin to add the sales tax deduction will only make things more difficult at tax time .
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Ladd says tax breaks without cuts in spending will only hurt Wyoming residents through rising interest rates.