Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Pittsburgh's Mayor Says He'll Pursue 1% Higher-Ed Tax (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, ):
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl plans to propose a 1% college-education privilege tax to council today, in a move that's likely to set off a fight with the city's schools of higher learning.
College and university representatives met with the mayor on Wednesday and argued against the tax, which would be assessed on a college student's tuition. It technically would not be a levy on the students or their schools, but rather on the privilege of getting a higher education in Pittsburgh. ...The tuition tax would raise around $16 million a year.
(Hat Tip: Inside Higher Ed.) Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:
- Providence Proposes Tax on Students at Private Colleges (May 4, 2009)
- Providence Proposes Brown Tax (May 21, 2009)