Presentation on theme: "By: Kayla Palm. Minnesota is one of only a few states that does not have tax on clothing. With that said, state tax, and tax on other goods, is higher."— Presentation transcript:
By: Kayla Palm
Minnesota is one of only a few states that does not have tax on clothing. With that said, state tax, and tax on other goods, is higher in Minnesota than most other states. SHOULD A TAX BE PUT ON TO CLOTHING IN MINNESOTA?
Dayton made a proposal to tax clothing, but only on clothing items priced at $100 and above. Clothing includes: ; shoes, shirts, pants, shorts, socks, undergarments, hats, dresses, pajamas, diapers, jackets, and belts. THE PROPOSAL
Pros Government could come out of debt State taxes lower The tax would only be on items over $100, which would not affect every person. PRO’S VS. CON’S Cons Smaller businesses may go out of business. Lose customers and tourists Revenue loss
Glitz Prom dress store in the Mall of America Every dress is priced over $100 Tourist Attraction Buyers come from states with taxes imposed People shop here for not only the experience, but also for clothing without tax. EXAMPLE
Agreeing to impost the tax, will result in increased clothing prices, but in the long run, the tax would be an advantage to Minnesota residents because the extra clothes tax would be negated by the decrease in state tax. MEDIATION
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