Fairfax Meals Tax Dine Out
Myth Busted! The Fairfax County meals tax would be PROGRESSIVE.
Despite critics’ claims that Fairfax County’s proposed meals tax is “regressive,” a recent study shows the progressive nature of the tax given spending patterns of residents in various income brackets. In fact, the impact on the lowest income residents can be projected to average less than $1 per week. Furthermore, an equivalent increase in the real property tax rate would be more damaging to lower-income households than a 4 percent meals tax.
The study, conducted by Jason V. Morgan (Lead, FMTDO), is available online (http://www.yesmealstax.org/analysis).
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