Letter to the editor: Proposed new tax would hit salons, barbers

I’m writing to address the possible taxation of services and the change back to printed medical safety data sheets (MSDS). There has been a lot of worry and concern regarding these issues though out the Cosmetology and Barber community. I feel we already pay sales tax on all of the products we use on our clients. We charge sales tax on any products sold to clients. Salon owners pay federal and state income tax on those products sold that already had sales tax levied. Independent stylists’ actual income is s … (read more)

Bristol property taxes edge higher

BRISTOL — Property owners in Bristol will see a slight increase on their tax bills this year. The town selectboard at its Aug. 10 meeting set the fiscal year 2021 municipal tax rate at 72.72 cents per $100 of assessed property value, an increase of 2.15 c … (read more)

Starksboro sees property tax increase

STARKSBORO — Educational and municipal property taxes are going up in Starksboro. On July 21 the town selectboard set the 2020-21 municipal tax rate at 0.62.17 cents per $100 of assessed property value — an increase of  2.06 cents, or 3.4%. This rate incl … (read more)

House to consider pot marketplace, taxation law

MONTPELIER — The House Ways and Means Committee advanced legislation this past Wednesday that would legalize a marketplace for marijuana and set a 20% combined tax rate on sales of the substance. The action means the bill, S.54, will likely see a full vot … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Tax hikes still hurt Vermonters

Twenty-five years ago I had my moment of “fame” when I took my sheep to town hall as payment for my property taxes and as a protest of the constantly increasing bill. Then and now the major portion is the school tax. As I reread the newspaper articles fro … (read more)

Middlebury tax surplus eyed for major projects

MIDDLEBURY — This year’s Middlebury town meeting warning will include funding requests for major infrastructure projects, including a new passenger rail platform, water main replacements, flood mitigation work in the Middlebury River, and the repurposing … (read more)