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Massachusetts First State To Tax TNCs

Posted on August 24, 2016

Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a 20-cent tax per trip on Uber and Lyft rides, with some of the revenue collected going to the traditional taxi industry, according to Reuters. 

Riders and drivers will not see the extra fee, as the law explicitly bars companies from passing on the tax to them. Rather, companies like Uber and Lyft will be paying the per-trip subsidy to the state. The total tax is 20 cents, with 5 cents designated for taxis, 10 cents going to cities and towns, and the final 5 cents designated for a state transportation fund. How that money will be specifically portioned out to the traditional taxi industry has yet to be worked out.

The Verge article here

Related Topics: legislation, Lyft, Massachusetts operators, taxes, taxis, TNCs, Uber

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