Graft Tax: Appendix

Appendix with tables for the Graft Tax report.

THE GRAFT TAX

Appendix

January 13, 2003

Table 1
SUMMARY AND VALUE OF BREAKS
AND POLICY FAVORS FOR SPECIAL INTERESTS

DESCRIPTIONCOST PER TAXPAYER
Corporate tax breaks and loopholes $218
Failure of combined-reporting tax $25
Prison operations $37
Road construction $39
Caucus investigation and redistricting legal fees $1
Farmland use value tax $65
Sales tax exemptions $545
Property tax exemptions $186
State pension increase $62
Ethanol subsidies $1
Telephone tax $16
State employee benefits $4
TOTAL $1,199

Table 2
PARTIAL LIST OF STATE SALES AND
USE TAX EXEMPTIONS AND
THE ESTIMATED LOSS IN
TAX COLLECTIONS BY THE STATE IN 2000

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ITEMANNUAL VALUE
Accounting services $46,000,000
Admissions to educational events and places $4,700,000
Advertising $81,000,000
Architectural engineering and surveying services $53,000,000
Auto and travel clubs $1,600,000
Beauty and barber services $16,700,000
Business addressing and mailing services $8,100,000
Business and fraternal association membership dues $11,700,000
Business rental payments $323,000,000
Commercial vessels and barges $1,800,000
Commissions to real estate brokers $35,000,000
Computer services $120,000,000
Construction materials and equipment used to build sports stadiums $1,500,000
Credit rating and collection services $5,900,000
Dance studios $100,000
Dry cleaning services and Laundromats $2,350,000
Exterminators $2,200,000
Farm machinery and milk house supplies $35,100,000
Health and reducing clubs $6,600,000
Interior designers $2,700,000
Janitorial services $18,800,000
Legal services $78,000,000
Live bands and orchestras $220,000
Logging equipment $500,000
Management consulting and public relations services $49,000,000
Manufacturing machinery and equipment $240,000,000
Motion picture and television film $2,800,000
Newspapers, periodicals and shopper guides $15,600,000
Personnel services $61,000,000
Semen for livestock breeding $2,000,000
Value of labor in construction projects $342,000,000
Vehicles sold to common and contract carriers $24,000,000
Veterinary services for pets and farm animals $13,900,000
Waste treatment facilities $30,000,000
 

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