Ray Zajac, Mantador, N.D., Published January 24 2013
Letter: Which ND taxes best to reduce?North Dakota’s governor and legislators will be reducing taxes in this legislative session. Which are the best taxes to reduce?
North Dakota has basically four taxes: income tax, sales tax, property tax, and fees and licenses.
I am not a person who favors income tax but in North Dakota’s case, it would be one of the worst taxes to cut.
The reason: Because of the oil boom, we have so many out-of-state individuals and corporations working in North Dakota that send their money out of state. Giving them a bigger paycheck and sending more money out of state is not going to increase economic activity in North Dakota. The residents of North Dakota are going to have to pick up the tab with poorer roads and less property tax relief.
The governor wants to cut income taxes by $125 million. Why not take that money and divide it 50-50 between education and infrastructure?