Warehousing firms cry foul over new Minnesota taxes

  • Article by: Adam Belz , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 28, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Minnesota logistics firms say they were sideswiped by an expansion of the business-to-business sales tax at the end of the legislative session.

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bluedevil101May. 28, 13 8:29 PM

Tough break folks. Time for you and us to pay up. No excuses--the DFL said they were going to increase taxes and we voted for them. No complaints after the fact. Pay up or move to a low tax state.

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WHIMSEYMay. 28, 13 8:40 PM

What B2B tax they will all be in another state B4 the tax takes hold. Can we not think through the repercussions B4 we act? But you get what you vote 4. Oh! and job growth you bet 4 other states.

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mpdad1638May. 28, 13 8:41 PM

Wanna bet the forklift driver is laid off and the CEO gets a pay raise?

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texas_technomanMay. 28, 13 8:47 PM

Next time have your lobbiests pay more....then you can skate like some of the other B to B industries did.....that's what it is all about.....

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yathinksoMay. 28, 13 8:54 PM

Minnesota must remain business competitive. Adding a tax that no other state has makes no sense. Thanks politicians for the potential loss of Minnesota jobs.

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bhappyMay. 28, 13 8:57 PM

Did Ann Rest bother to think this through? The DFL controlled the entire vote, but they were so disorganized they had to do this with hours to spare in the session. The blame for this is squarely on the short sighted politicians. Why is it a warehouse should be required to have a lobbyist on the payroll so they don't get crushed by the thoughtless politicians? You can bet your bottom dollar this will be repealed or these companies will move 30 minutes east.

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freedubayMay. 28, 13 9:00 PM

Sen. Ann Rest, DFL-New Hope, “That’s why we delayed implementation. If it’s serious enough, then we can reconsider it,” she said...... We had to pass it to find out what's in it. I think I've heard this before.

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nordeastguyMay. 28, 13 9:03 PM

So they pass the law and then are going to figure out the impacts? That is just plain backwards.

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augsburg54May. 28, 13 9:03 PM

Stop expanding taxes....how about REDUCING spending. Live within your means.....instead we have the same old DFL...tax and spend...spend and tax. We don't have a revenue problem...we have a SPENDING problem!!

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kkjerMay. 28, 13 9:10 PM

It's real simple, none of our legislators know anything about the impact of the bills they write. Why do you think they don't answer peoples emails.

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