Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hunter talks taxes and digital goods

Rep. Ross Hunter was on the Dave Ross Show today to talk about HB 2075, the bill that would update the tax code related to digital downloads.

Hunter is emphatic that this isn't about raising revenue (the legislation actually makes changes so some things are no longer taxed and he plans for the bill to ultimately be revenue-neutral) but about streamlining and simplifying the state tax code.

Hunter essentially thinks it's unfair that certain business models can take advantage of loopholes that results in, for example, someone who rents a movie having to pay sales tax while someone who streams the same movie doesn't.

You can listen to Hunter talk about the legislation in his own words here.