Don't Disclose That!
Henrico Parents Learn the Truth About Meals Tax
Just Get the Money
Quinby and the Boss Discuss the Henrico Meals Tax
Stop the Henrico County Meals Tax – Vote No on Nov. 5th
Henrico County is pushing a referendum for a 4% tax against prepared foods and restaurant meals. The county estimates the tax will raise $18M a year, and says it is an alternative to raising the real estate property tax by an equivalent amount – or cutting core services, such as schools. You get to choose between two tax hikes or cutting teachers. However, no serious budget analysis or public discussion on sustainable, long-term alternatives has been presented.
Henrico, in its own words, is on an unsustainable track — it is facing the “tip of the fiscal iceberg.” Yet we are being led to believe that all we need to do is approve this tax and everything will be smooth sailing. We respectfully disagree. We believe that without fundamental reform and refocusing on core services, this tax merely “kicks the can down the road.” A new, permanent revenue source enables Henrico to continue to follow a “business as usual” strategy and evade, for a time, taking on the long-term issues.Read More
Henrico's meals tax is hard to digest — It's a can of worms.
- Tax is permanent, daily, and regressive
- Hits 100% of Henrico citizens
- More tax collectors, complexity, and expenses
- Meals tax rules are inconsistent and confusing
Henrico's 'dedicated' meals tax is an illusion.
Why is Henrico County fighting its citizens for 2% of the budget?
- County refuses to sell excess assets
- $18M is less than 2% of budget
- County spends your tax money to promote new tax
- Why is Henrico using scare tactics against parents & teachers?