Taxing Groceries in Kentucky Would Hurt Low-Income Families, Weaken Revenue Growth

Anna Baumann
April 17, 2017
Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

Governor Bevin has said he will propose tax reform in a special session this year that will move Kentucky toward a “consumption-based” tax system – in other words shifting from income taxes to greater reliance on sales taxes. One of the options for doing so would be to expand the state’s sales tax base to include groceries.

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