Don't Tax Reading
Publisher: Don't Tax Reading Coalition
A Statement on the Cultural and Economic Costs of a National Tax on Reading
Year Published: 1988
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX3472
Abstract: The Don't Tax Reading Coalition is concerned about the effects of a national sales tax on books and magazines. It argues that such a tax would act as a deterrent to reading, especially for people of modest incomes. It presents research that the proposed tax, which would result in a fifteen per cent increase in the cost of books and magazines, would result in a fifteen per cent decrease in their sales. The effect on an already struggling publishing industry could be even more severe.