BILL CRAWFORD: Shift tax burden or delay cuts

User-based taxes – gas taxes, sales taxes, use taxes, etc. – are already on the books in Mississippi. The tax expert called for these taxes to be expanded and corporate and income taxes reduced.

The Legislature has begun the shift away from corporate and individual income taxes with cuts that will begin phasing in next year.

What has not happened, yet, is any shift of taxes on to users.

And, thanks to, eh, subdued leadership on this issue, the Legislature may have missed the window to get it done.

Daily Journal
2/26/17