Laramie, Wy – Wyoming coal producers say they have seen some unfair tax increases and are working with legislators to change the formula that is used to tax them. The goal is to establish more of a fixed rate method of taxation and not charge companies for infrastructure improvements that have little to do with developing coal. But the Equality State Policy Center is concerned about such a change. Sarah Gorin says industry should be treated like everyone else that makes property enhancements, who also have to pay more in Wyoming Taxes.
The Equality State policy center has long been a fan of making industry pay for their use of a resource that will be gone in the future. The legislative committee will discuss that matter further this fall.