ST. PAUL – Are you someone who has packages dropped off on your doorstep? If House Democrats have their way, you’ll soon be paying 75 cents every time someone delivers something to your house.
State Representative Marj Fogelman (R-Fulda) opposes the measure.
“This is a solution in search of a problem,” Fogelman said. “We have a $17 billion surplus, so there is no reason to raise anyone’s taxes, especially on people who are unable to drive and need to have deliveries brought to their home.”
Rep. Fogelman serves on the Minnesota House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee, which recently discussed the proposed bill.
Specifically, House Democrats want the 75-cent delivery tax put on items or prepared food that are delivered to your front door. This includes everything from Amazon packages to pizza delivery.
Under the DFL-proposed bill, the tax would begin on July 1, 2024, and will cost residents $617 million.
“Minnesotans are already overtaxed, and the Democrats should not be looking for new and creative ways to take more of your money,” Fogelman concluded.