Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Taxing Legal Services in Pennsylvania

Governor Wolf has proposed in his new budget raising taxes on many items.  But he has also proposed beginning taxing of legal services.  Here's an article from the Morning Call describing what he is proposing.

Taxing legal services is bad public policy. There are three basic arguments against the sales tax on professional legal fees: 1) a tax on professional legal fees is a tax on the basic, constitutional right of citizens to have access to justice and the courts; 2) the sales tax is a regressive tax that is made more so by its application to basic goods and services; and 3) the sales tax is bad for business.

Please feel free to contact the Governor's office here and politely let them know that taxing legal services is bad public policy.