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A new “Gym Shoe” tax,  officially labeled as House Bill 978, has been proposed by Illinois State Representative Will Davis – a Democratic lawmaker from Hazel Crest, Illinois. The tax was conceived as an effort to help support the States involvement in the Youth Build Support Fund which has been administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services. The premise behind the Bill is to incorporate an additional 25 cent tax to each pair of sneakers sold in the state of Illinois, with all of the funding procured as result being redirected to the Youth Fund. The issue at hand is how each sneaker will be classified. As of now the State has determined that the tax will be applicable to what was referred to as “Gym Shoes” in the Bill, but it remains to be seen what sneakers will fall into that category. Your thoughts on this hot button issue?

Illinois State Representative Will Davis – a Democratic lawmaker from Hazel Crest, Illinois – is proposing that Illinois retailers should charge a special tax on each pair of athletic footwear it sells to the public.

Illinois New Laws for 2013

Davis’ plan is to have the special 25-cent tax per pair of gym shoes put toward a new program designed to help the state’s youth via the “Youth Build Support Fund.” The program is administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

The legislative bill regarding the extra taxation on athletic footwear is officially labeled as House Bill 978 and will likely be addressed on or shortly after Jan. 30, 2013 when the Illinois legislature returns to work in Springfield.

 

Via Examiner

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10 COMMENTS

  1. It’s only 25 cents. With all the youth buying kicks, it might actually be a significant amount of money. It may be used for some good.

    • @OurAmbition 
       
      It’s only 25 cents?  Common wake up…  I really hope you aren’t one of those people that vote on the S%&t that ultimately screws us all.  Do those of us that know what’s really going on a favor and get informed or don’t vote.  This Democratic law maker should take a pay cut for this cause, but I’m sure he’ll never go for that when he has a large group of lambs he can attempt to impose new taxes on and continue to get voted into office.  
       
      Don’t let these SOB’s exploit the needy and less fortunate for their own political gain and bureaucratic advancement.

      • @jaysareforbabies  @OurAmbition We will just have to wait and see, if you don’t live in Illinois then there is nothing to worry about. Let’s just wait and see how this affects the industry over there.

      • @jaysareforbabies  @OurAmbition If you can’t afford to pay a 25 cent tax on 160-200 shoes.Then you shouldn’t be buying them in the first place

      • @jaysareforbabies  @OurAmbition If you can’t afford to pay a 25 cent tax on 160-200 shoes.Then you shouldn’t be buying them in the first place

        • @RickyWyman  @OurAmbition 
           
          Is it me, or does anyone else see how inconstant RickyWyman is in his statement.

  2. If Illinois really wanted to make some dough of sneakers they should just cop all the JB retros and charge normal resale for them. If they can get their hands on enough Space Jams they could balance the budget.

  3. This is just more of that Obama shit you fools voted for. Wake up and take our country back. There should no tax on clothing anywhere!

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