How many cool night clubs didn’t open? How many big trade shows chose a city other than Richmond? How many touring rock ‘n’ roll acts skipped Richmond? How many companies didn’t move here? How many jobs never materialized?Click here to read a righteous rant against the local admission tax at Richmond.com.
While no one can answer those thorny questions with any certainty, they need to be asked. That’s because part of what stopped those things from happening remains an obstacle. It is still acting to stifle the entertainment industry in Richmond.
"It" is the seven percent tax The City of Richmond extracts from every dollar for an admission ticket that changes hands within its boundaries.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Taxing Tickets is Strangling Show Business
In Richmond there's a problem most people don't even know exists. Understanding it isn't so easy because it's about what isn't happening.