Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Senior Fellow, State and Local Taxes

Written by Stephen D. Haner

August 2020

Jefferson Journal:  Taxaginia Reappears as Special Session Looms
Jefferson Journal: Taxaginia Reappears as Special Session Looms —  By Stephen D. Haner  The General Assembly reconvenes on August 18 for a special summer session, and the left has already begun the call to raise taxes.  But Steve Haner points out that raising taxes in a recession is one of the worst things the General Assembly can do. (8/5/2020)  Read It Here!

July 2020

The Jefferson Journal: No Escape From New Rules
The Jefferson Journal: No Escape From New Rules —  By Stephen D. Haner   The first thing every employer in Virginia needs to understand about the state's new COVID-19 temporary workplace standard (here) is it is universal.  It applies to every workplace, public and private, for-profit and non-profit, with 10,000 workers or two,  The rules are the same, "one size fits all," without regard to the nature of the industry. Click here.

May 2020

The Jefferson Journal:  Spaced Out, Hidden, Here Come the 2020 Tax Hikes
The Jefferson Journal: Spaced Out, Hidden, Here Come the 2020 Tax Hikes —  By Stephen D. Haner  The 2020 General Assembly, with its new progressive Democratic majority, passed nearly two dozen changes in Virginia tax laws that will begin to hit individuals and businesses in a few weeks on July 1.  Here's a list of what's coming.  Read It Here!

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