New Jersey Loves to Tax Lawyers
Craig Williams blogs about a new proposal in New Jersey that would seem, at first blush, to be a popular idea among lawyer-bashers: taxing fees charged by lawyers, accountants, consultants and other similar professionals. But the idea has already been tried in Florida, but was quickly reprealed "because professional work flew out of town faster than a speeding bullet and resulted in low revenues. " Williams suggests that a preferable alternative to taxing lawyers to make up a budget shortfall might be to cut the budget.
Of course, this isn't the first time that New Jersey has singled out lawyers for special fees. Ed Poll offers this criticism of a New Jersey requirement mandating that lawyers pay $75 annually for creation of a fund for victims of medical malpractice.
Posted by Carolyn Elefant on June 21, 2006 at 05:04 PM | Permalink
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