NY events getting tax increase? Go away Patterson!

Music News | Jan 30th, 2009

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Is Patterson going to tax us to take a shit next too? Apparently NY is hurting for money so much they are going to tax us even more on events like concerts, broadway plays & musicals and sporting events. Oh yippee! That will help things get back to normal!

From Ticketnews:
New York Governor David Patterson is proposing to add a 4 percent sales tax on event tickets in the next fiscal year, a plan that could take hold considering the budget deficit the state government is facing.

And, to add insult to injury, New York City, home to Broadway, is also mulling over including a 4.5 percent tax on tickets on top of the 4 percent Patterson is proposing, raising ticket prices in the country’s largest entertainment market by a combined total of 8.5 percent.

According to the governor’s budget office, New York State is facing a $13.7 billion deficit in next year’s budget, prompting Patterson to take drastic action, including cuts to government services and proposing $3.1 billion in “recurring General Fund revenue” during the 2009-10 fiscal year, which includes the ticket tax.
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