“Raising the sales tax on the struggling working people and businesses of Milpitas trying to recover from the lockdowns is the last thing we should be doing in the middle of the pandemic,” declared Milpitas City Council candidate Suraj Viswanathan today.
The Milpitas business executive and entrepreneur said the Council’s decision to place a tax increase on the November ballot should be revised to avoid penalizing Milpitas residents. “Just as we tax tourists through the hotel tax, we should develop a way to apply any sales tax to out-of-area shoppers to the Great Mall, not to our own people who are having a hard time just feeding their families and keeping a roof over their heads.”
He said he was confident that it would be technologically feasible to develop a tracking system for sales to out-of-area consumers.
Milpitas’ sales tax is currently 9% and would rise to 9.25% if the ballot measure is approved by voters in November.
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