A year after moving to our new home in Michigan, we faced a big property tax hike. We swallowed hard, but paid it. After all, we had little choice, and it did reflect an increase in the value of our house. Then there is the story about homeowners in Chicago.
Whenever you purchase something online from a retailer not located in your state, chances are the tax is not collected. This costs states billion in revenue, putting additional stress on state budgets.
Our family spent the final days of summer on a road trip from our Michigan home through Canada, New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Twenty-four total hours in a minivan with one husband, two kids, and a large dog can drive a woman to… think, a lot, about efficiency and fairness.