Proposal of a Golf Tax in California is Unfair and Unjust. Sports, posted by Sean, a resident of the Castlewood neighborhood, on Feb 10, 2009 at 10:09 am
As we begin 2009, a proposal looms in Sacramento that for the first time will tax playing golf in California. This unjust golf tax proposal is a real threat and will become law unless YOU act now. Depending on the county in which you play golf, or hit a bucket of balls, the tax will increase your fees about an extra 10 percent. The Governorís proposal applies to all golf activities. This could include:
* Greens fees on ALL courses in the state
* Driving range fees
* Cart rentals
* Private club memberships and monthly dues, and
* Potentially other golf-related items such as entry to golf tournaments.
Targeting golf is unfair.
* The tax proposal singles out golf for taxation when other sports and recreational activities -- skiing, bowling, tennis, etc. -- are not being similarly taxed.
Posted by Rescue chick, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Feb 10, 2009 at 9:08 pm
As a board member of an animal shelter, I have a real problem with taxing vet services. We spend at least $50,000 a year for animal care. That would mean $4,375 more in taxes. Do you know how much food, medicine and care that could buy? More to the point, how much it would take away from innocent animals?
Personally, I don't think taxing some services is such a horrible idea, but I do agree it should be even across the board.
Posted by resident, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Feb 11, 2009 at 7:16 am
Get real -- outrage over a tax on golf? The ultimate rich folk passtime? Something that is by no means at all essential? I say tax it more. Essential services should not be taxed, leisure passtimes that are nothing more than ways to use up time should be taxed. Next up would be a tax on TV time. Based on how many hours your idiot box is on, you get taxed. Like maybe ten bucks an hour. Oh right, you only watch the Discovery channel . . . not all the moronic reality shows . . . .
Posted by Pete, a resident of the Valley Trails neighborhood, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm
Get your facts straight - Golf is more than just a passtime leisure for the rich. There are lots of people who play the sport and are just like you and me. Get yourself out onto the course or the range one of these days before you judge.