Something to Show: 0.0% Sales Tax in Rhode Island ← 10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 8 (Divesting Pension Fund of Guns) 10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 9 (Booing Down a Guest) → 10363One Responsehttp%3A%2F%2Foceanstatecurrent.com%2Finterview%2Fsomething-to-show-0-0-sales-tax-in-rhode-island%2FSomething+to+Show%3A+0.0%25+Sales+Tax+in+Rhode+Island2013-10-30+13%3A19%3A53Justin+Katzhttp%3A%2F%2Foceanstatecurrent.com%2F%3Fpost_type%3Dinterview%26%23038%3Bp%3D10363 to “Something to Show: 0.0% Sales Tax in Rhode Island” mangeek October 31, 2013 at 10:21 am # I'm not sure eliminating the sales tax would have made a difference for him, and it's hard to feel bad for someone who collected sales tax from customers on top of the listed price, and didn't remit it to the government. If he needed that 7% extra and -still- wasn't making ends meet, then the business wasn't truly viable. In the age of Amazon and Big Box stores, it's really hard to run a retail operation that can net enough to keep a person in the middle class. I know several people who had to bail-out of retail because customers just aren't willing to pay a $1-2 premium per-item to shop locally. I think we SHOULD lower the sales tax to something below our neighbors, and broaden it to encompass ALL items (including meals), then eliminate the business-to-business sales tax and any taxes on services. Businesses like this would be helped most, I imagine, by keeping commercial real estate property taxes lower, eliminating inventory taxes, and maybe even providing a loan program to let successful small businesses buy-out the property they're in instead of paying rent. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (Required) Email (Required) Website Comment Leave your opinion here. Please be nice. Your Email address will be kept private.