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Taxes and the Economy 1988-2008. 45-30-25  Taxes = “Unrestricted revenues”  Pays for General and Education Funds  45% of total budget  35% federal.

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1 Taxes and the Economy

2  Taxes = “Unrestricted revenues”  Pays for General and Education Funds  45% of total budget  35% federal funds (higher )  25% dedicated funds

3 Two Major Modern Reforms  1970: Business Profits Tax  1993: Business Enterprise Tax

4 Business Profits Tax  1970: Gov. Walter Peterson  Ring around New Hampshire  Taxes on Capital and Investment  Maine = N.H. = Vermont  Barrier to Investment

5 Pro-Growth Reform  Eliminate 13 Different Taxes  Taxes on capital, stock, investment  Business Profits tax  Growth incentive  Tax Elimination

6 Business Enterprise Tax  1993: Gov. Steve Merrill  High rate of profits tax (8%)  1% of business, 70% of tax  Numerous credits, exceptions

7 Revenue Neutral  Reduce BPT 12% (from 8% to 7%)  Increase BPT exemption  Repeal special exceptions  Repeal Savings Bank Tax  Repeal Corporate Franchise Tax  New BET at low 0.25% rate  BET credit against BPT

8 Right Way/Wrong Way  Trust is an issue  More money or reform  Transparency  Separate Hike from Change  Sales Tax, LLC Taxes

9 Considerations  Jobs, Jobs, Jobs  Competitive Advantage  Capital is free  Picking Winners  Because we can


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