Tax & Accounting Blog

This Meals Tax is for the Bikers

Indirect Tax, ONESOURCE, Sales and Use Tax September 10, 2012

Biker in ItalyThe City of Burlington features a seven-mile-long bike path from Oakledge Park in the southern end of the city to the Winooski River in the northern end.  This path was built a quarter-century ago and has not aged  well.  To address the path’s disrepair, the city formed a Bike Path Task Force, chaired by John Bossange, to figure out what to do about the deteriorating path. The proposal the task force came up with requires an additional 1.0% meals tax to raise 11.6 million dollars for path repairs.