Technically a Tax Hike
The Tennessee Department of Revenue's ability to force
people to file business taxes online is to be found-in the "Technical Corrections" Bill
One of the new mandates included is the requirement that Tennessee small businesses file the returns for their State sales taxes online or face a fine of up to $500. Not only is filing online not practical for certain kinds of businesses, but legislators might never have voted for this change were it a bill of its own. In searching for the source of the menacing new mandate on businesses from Nashville, I quickly learned that many legislators didn't know where the authorization to enact an online filing requirement for business taxes came from in the law. Those that did know it came from the Technical Corrections Bill, such as Reps. Mike Bell
(R-Riceville), and Joshua Evans (R-Greenbrier), were also quick to point out that they voted against the legislation.
Labels: Democrats, Duh, Republican Party, Tennessee politics