Indiana, Vermont Papers Face New Taxes

By: Lucia Moses

Indiana and Vermont newspapers are the latest to face the threat posed by new taxes.

A bill making its way through the Indiana House of Representatives would add a $2-per-metric-ton fee to newsprint used by dailies with more than 12,500 copies in circulation. The monies raised would be used chiefly to help fund clean-water programs.

In Vermont, a proposed education measure would tack a 5% sales tax onto the retail sales of newspapers.

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