sales tax

Posted in the Winnfield Forum

Comments

Showing posts 1 - 20 of27
< prev page
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:
twisted

Winnfield, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Jan 9, 2012
 
I bought something at walmart the other day. The sales tax was eleven and one half percent. For all you rednecks out there thats a dollar and fifteen cents tax for a ten dollar purchase. What is this place coming too. I think its time for a revolution. I know this conversation is going to digress into a senseless rambling about someone screwing their stepmom or something, but I was so disgusted by this I need to let people know.
Dink

Winnfield, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Jan 9, 2012
 
twisted wrote:
I bought something at walmart the other day. The sales tax was eleven and one half percent. For all you rednecks out there thats a dollar and fifteen cents tax for a ten dollar purchase. What is this place coming too. I think its time for a revolution. I know this conversation is going to digress into a senseless rambling about someone screwing their stepmom or something, but I was so disgusted by this I need to let people know.
"Louisiana has a 4% state sales tax: 3.97% to sales tax and .03% to Louisiana tourism district.[81] The state sales tax is not charged on unprepared food. There are also taxes on the parish (county) level and some on the city levels, Baton Rouge has a 5% sales tax.[82] Parishes may add local taxes up to 5%, while local jurisdictions within parishes may add more. In Allen Parish, the combined sales tax is up to 10%(0.7% for Parish Council, 3% for School Board, 1% to 1.3% for City/Town).[83] Louisiana also bids out sales tax audits to private companies, with many being paid on a percentage collected basis."

From:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_t...

The rest is local/parish taxes, loke for the stinkin LIBRARY!
twisted

Winnfield, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Jan 9, 2012
 
Thanks for the details. I was wondering how it broke down. It seems like there is a recent increase in sales tax. I am afraid to total all the taxes I pay. I would probably stop working and turn to crime because it would be tax exempt. How long can these people get away with this? How far will they have to go before everyone is sick of it enough to stand up and do something? We control this government and we have the power to change it!
Dink

Winnfield, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Jan 9, 2012
 
A dab here, a dad there, and each politician will say it's not enough to hurt, but soon 4% becomes 10% then 101/2 then 11 then 12. At a time when everyone is hurting it's time for the political spendthrifts living off the working folks get a grip on reality, AND STOP THE MADNESS. But since they won't, go vote NO ON ANY TAX INCREASE FOR ANY REASON.
fed up

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Jan 9, 2012
 
It will be a grand day and a victory for the working people when we defeat every tax that comes for our vote until government learns to operate lean like we do.
taxes

Pineville, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Jan 10, 2012
 
twisted wrote:
I bought something at walmart the other day. The sales tax was eleven and one half percent. For all you rednecks out there thats a dollar and fifteen cents tax for a ten dollar purchase. What is this place coming too. I think its time for a revolution. I know this conversation is going to digress into a senseless rambling about someone screwing their stepmom or something, but I was so disgusted by this I need to let people know.
Taxes hit me hard today at Walmart, too. Had to re stock on detergents, other cleaning supplies and saran wrap, plastic bags, etc, and sales tax was a whopping $12.38.
chance

Boyce, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Dec 5, 2012
 
fed up wrote:
It will be a grand day and a victory for the working people when we defeat every tax that comes for our vote until government learns to operate lean like we do.
December 8, 2012 will be a special election ( why do we have to pay for special elections?) to vote for or against a 1.5% sales tax for the City of Winnfield.
no surprise

Winnfield, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Dec 5, 2012
 

Judged:

1

1

50% plus a couple million more voted for a moron who will run this country totally into bankruptcy in about two/three more years...raising tax and spending they voted for a library, they vote ror criminals what do you expect when the voters are morons?
smar tass

Alexandria, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Dec 5, 2012
 
was it nancy reagan who had the rally cry about drugs---"just say no" and george bush sr, who said "no new taxes" well when this special election is had, remember these two people.
One More Word

Zwolle, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Dec 5, 2012
 

Judged:

1

1

1

And don't forget our yearly tax Federal and State. I for one feel liked we the working people have had enough. Why can't we say "No we the People refuse to be taxed anymore". We refuse to continue to give our money out to people who have no clue how to take care of it. We refuse to fund countries that will turn around and destroy us the first chance they get. We refuse to pay for non working able bodied folks to lay around eat our groceries we bought. I am sick of it. We are considered middle class income family. Why do I not have enough money to make it from one check to the next. We make enough money, but the economy is killing us. We are one step away from having to drop our health coverage. I cannot stand what my country has become in my life time. I understand, not that I condone, people that totally loose it and just go postal.
a chance

Pineville, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Dec 7, 2012
 
The registered voters of Winnfield have the opportunity tomorrow (Dec. 8, 2012) to vote AGAINST having to pay an additional 1-1/2% on every dollar you spend in the city on taxable goods and services for the next TEN years.
If enough people get out and vote, this tax can be defeated and you will be saving money the next ten years.
If you spend $500.00/month for taxable goods and services your city tax for this ONE proposal alone not even counting all the other taxes we pay in the city, parish, state and nation will amount to $7.50/month, or $90.00 per year. For the 10 year life of the tax you will save $900.00. That is quiet a savings. Just imagine what you could do with $900 more dollars left for you to spend for your needs. Make government leaner, VOTE NO tomorrow.
a chance

Pineville, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Dec 7, 2012
 
If the Mayor had presented his tax proposal to be voted on during the presidential election he coudl have saved us a lot of tax dollars instead of having the special election now.
care not

Pineville, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Dec 7, 2012
 
The mayor and council does not care that they waste our hard earned dollars they collect in taxes and waste it on special elections.
They are counting on a low turnout with the city employees voting themselves more money while we all stay home and don't vote and then we pay, pay and pay.
smar tass

Pineville, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
Dec 7, 2012
 
remember all of this during this when it's election time.
now is the time

Pineville, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
Dec 7, 2012
 
smar tass wrote:
remember all of this during this when it's election time.
Now is the time to do something --NOT NEXT ELECTION- to preserve our hard earned money and vote against the 10 year tax that takes money out of our pocket each time we buy a taxable item in Winnfield. It's a long time until next mayor's election and I doubt BR will even run again. We will have probably another unproven candidate. Act now (TOMORROW) VOTE NO MORE TAXES! lET THE CITY OPERATE ON A SLIMMER BUDGET AND LET US SPEND OUR OWN MONEY FOR NEEDS OTHER THAN PAYING TAXES.
save your money

Alexandria, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Dec 8, 2012
 
Today you have a chance to protect your pocket book for the next 10 years by voting against the 1.5% tax on all taxable goods purchased in Winnfield. We are told the tax will take from the wage earners and retires an estimated $995,000 per year.
With inflation, we are having to spend more on every item we buy, so the tax will amount to more than the estimate as prices continue to climb year after year.
And we know the city uses our tax dollars to work on private property behind their fence to remove limbs that had been cut off privately owned trees.

we know there is waste and unlawful use of our dollars and we are being increasingly taxed through higher utility rates that we don't even vote on; they are scheduled to go up each year for the next.
several years. Vote NO MORE TAX!
save your money

Alexandria, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
Dec 8, 2012
 
The 2011 City of Winnfield audit shows that $1,152,994 was collected in taxes. We were taxed at 1.5% sales tax in 2011. This does not include the increased sewer and water rates imposed this year.
The city also has other revenue sources.
See page 49 at http://app1.lla.state.la.us/PublicReports.nsf... $FILE/000260DA.pdf
short on money

Pineville, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Dec 8, 2012
 
Think how our economy would improve if city taxpayers were allowed the freedom to spend their own money instead of having the city take it from us to spend sometimes unlawfully ( In private yard picking up limbs with our men and trucks) Close to $1 million dollars will be taken by the city each year from this tax if it passes. We could do a lot of tree trimming in our yards or spruce up our houses with fresh paint if we had the money the city wants us to give up. Vote NO taxes.
another chance

Pineville, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#19
Jan 3, 2013
 
chance wrote:
<quoted text>
December 8, 2012 will be a special election ( why do we have to pay for special elections?) to vote for or against a 1.5% sales tax for the City of Winnfield.
How fortunate we are! We get to pay for another special election. Our Police Jury wants to levy a sales and use tax via a SPECIAL ELECTION in April.
wasters

Pineville, LA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Jan 4, 2013
 
chance wrote:
<quoted text>
December 8, 2012 will be a special election ( why do we have to pay for special elections?) to vote for or against a 1.5% sales tax for the City of Winnfield.
We had a special election Dec, 8, 2012 for a sales tax and now the Police Jury is calling for ANOTHER SPECIAL ELECTION early 2013 for another sales tax.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 1 - 20 of27
< prev page
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

9 Users are viewing the Winnfield Forum right now

Search the Winnfield Forum:
Topic Updated Last By Comments
City Marshall and his speed trap Deputy (Apr '09) 19 min winnie 43
Lets play - follow the word! (Aug '11) 43 min Hatti_Hollerand 2,659
Last 3 Letters Into 3 New Words (Mar '11) 49 min Hatti_Hollerand 1,332
This one is cool. 4 Word Game (Jan '11) 51 min Hatti_Hollerand 467
Early vote for mayor 2 hr Voter 1
Alina Norris 2 hr wonderer 4
LA Who do you support for U.S. Senate in Louisiana... (Oct '10) 4 hr Living Wage 2,109
•••
•••
•••
•••

Winnfield Jobs

•••
•••
•••

Winnfield People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••