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Proposed Water TAX Resurfaces

Apparently, Delaware Governor Jack Markell’s proposal to impose a water TAX , or “fee” on Delaware property owners has resurfaced. It was first revealed in his 2014 State of the State Address. It was subsequently incorporated in the Governor’s Clean Water for Delaware's Future Initiative. On Thursday, November 19, 2015, a draft of the Clean Water for Delaware Act was distributed and discussed at a Clean Water and Flood Abatement Task Force meeting. The official purpose of the proposed legislation is to provide the State of Delaware with a new revenue stream to raise Delaware’s natural and drinking water quality levels. According to the latest USEPA’s 303-(d) list, 90% of Delaware’s natural waterways are impaired as they fail to meet their designated uses for swimming, fishing and drinking. Under the proposed "Clean Water for Delaware Fee", Delaware residential property Read more

Billed For a Tax on Verizon?

Verizon's billing office is closed at this fine hour of 9PM, so I am asking my blogosphere friends and non-friends if this line item in my FiOS bill seems, oh, a wee-bit odd: DE Gross Receipts Tax for Cable* $1.40 Maybe I am naive (and I admit I am on many things), but a Gross Receipts tax is what a business pays on its....gross receipts!  Am I wrong?  If I am right, and they are forcing me to pay their tax, then doesn't this actually make their gross receipts go even higher? By the way, that cheesy little asterisk on the line-item...yeah, can't find the detail info that goes with it.  Maybe it was embedded within their tax bill. Read more