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Illinois GOP lawmaker wants to tax the paychecks of the democrats from Wisconsin who fled to the sta

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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 09:58 PM
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GOP lawmaker wants to tax Wisconsin Dems

Illinois should start taxing the paychecks of on-the-lam Democratic lawmakers from Wisconsin and Indiana if they’re intent on staying here for long, a GOP lawmaker proposed Thursday.

State Rep. Michael Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) said he will sponsor legislation to impose the state’s 5-percent individual income tax on the out-of-state lawmakers while they are here to avoid votes on union-busting legislation in their home states and ostensibly working.

“If you’re a movie star and come here and work, we’ll tax you. If the Green Bay Packers come to Soldier Field and play a game, they are paying the income tax,” Tryon claimed.

“But we have legislators from Wisconsin who are working here for the purpose of denying a quorum. We know they’re working here because they say that on TV. When you work in Illinois, you ought to pay the tax,” Tryon said.

Seems fair.




posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:52 PM
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Does it seem fair? Let's say you are traveling through the state, should you be required to pay income tax on income derived from work in another state? Seems to me like a fine for a crime when no crime actually has been committed.



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 12:15 AM
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The Illinois GOP can do anything they want. It is a free country. They have the freedom to do so, and even attempt to implement it at Congress.

But in the end, the Illinois GOP will be the ones without a paycheck, for the people will be sick and tired of the petty squabbles, if they are not already, and simply sack them for failure to tackle more pressing issues such as as unemployment, creation of more jobs, domination by the Feds and huge profits Corporations, better redistribution of wealth, a return of all overseas troops, etc, etc.


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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 12:18 AM
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Tax them?

They should be forfeited to the state.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 07:10 AM
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Illegal as the State income taxes are already being paid to Wisconsin meaning Illinois has no legal right to a single cent as this would qualify under the "Ban from double taxation rule" that says that the same money cannot be taxed by 3 seperate entities (IRS, WI only).



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 07:20 AM
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Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
Illegal as the State income taxes are already being paid to Wisconsin meaning Illinois has no legal right to a single cent as this would qualify under the "Ban from double taxation rule" that says that the same money cannot be taxed by 3 seperate entities (IRS, WI only).

Really? If you work half the year in Wisconsin and half the year in Illinois... you can't be taxed in both states?

If so, this is ridiculous.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 07:24 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo

Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
Illegal as the State income taxes are already being paid to Wisconsin meaning Illinois has no legal right to a single cent as this would qualify under the "Ban from double taxation rule" that says that the same money cannot be taxed by 3 seperate entities (IRS, WI only).

Really? If you work half the year in Wisconsin and half the year in Illinois... you can't be taxed in both states?

If so, this is ridiculous.


Only if you worked in both states throughout the year must you remit taxes to both states as both are owned State Income taxes. The point I am making here that you did not clearly understand is that it is illegal for Springfield to try and collect on income taxes generated in Madison. To pay taxes to Springfield you must draw a cheque from Illinois.
edit on 28-2-2011 by TheImmaculateD1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 07:36 AM
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Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1

Originally posted by Vitchilo

Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
Illegal as the State income taxes are already being paid to Wisconsin meaning Illinois has no legal right to a single cent as this would qualify under the "Ban from double taxation rule" that says that the same money cannot be taxed by 3 seperate entities (IRS, WI only).

Really? If you work half the year in Wisconsin and half the year in Illinois... you can't be taxed in both states?

If so, this is ridiculous.


Only if you worked in both states throughout the year must you remit taxes to both states as both are owned State Income taxes. The point I am making here that you did not clearly understand is that it is illegal for Springfield to try and collect on income taxes generated in Madison. To pay taxes to Springfield you must draw a cheque from Illinois.
edit on 28-2-2011 by TheImmaculateD1 because: (no reason given)

Well they say they gonna tax them if they work in Illinois...


“But we have legislators from Wisconsin who are working here for the purpose of denying a quorum. We know they’re working here because they say that on TV. When you work in Illinois, you ought to pay the tax,” Tryon said.

So it's not to tax them for their work in Wisconsin.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 08:21 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo

Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1

Originally posted by Vitchilo

Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
Illegal as the State income taxes are already being paid to Wisconsin meaning Illinois has no legal right to a single cent as this would qualify under the "Ban from double taxation rule" that says that the same money cannot be taxed by 3 seperate entities (IRS, WI only).

Really? If you work half the year in Wisconsin and half the year in Illinois... you can't be taxed in both states?

If so, this is ridiculous.


Only if you worked in both states throughout the year must you remit taxes to both states as both are owned State Income taxes. The point I am making here that you did not clearly understand is that it is illegal for Springfield to try and collect on income taxes generated in Madison. To pay taxes to Springfield you must draw a cheque from Illinois.
edit on 28-2-2011 by TheImmaculateD1 because: (no reason given)

Well they say they gonna tax them if they work in Illinois...


“But we have legislators from Wisconsin who are working here for the purpose of denying a quorum. We know they’re working here because they say that on TV. When you work in Illinois, you ought to pay the tax,” Tryon said.

So it's not to tax them for their work in Wisconsin.


Simply put only the taxpayers from that state pay the cheque and all State taxes are paid to the state where the cheque was issued.



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