Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Gov Perdue Proposes Golf and Recreation Tax

Perdue said the tax would only be temporary to help balance the budget.

The Carolinas PGA is on a campaign against the tax. Ricky Murphy, with the Carolinas PGA, said the state's golf industry pumps in $5.5 billion statewide. He said the golf business employs nearly 70,000 across the state, all of whom face the prospect of losing their jobs if the tax goes into effect.

"This proposed tax would be negative and drive people away from golf, shrink the business of golf, shrink hospitality and travel and tourism in our state," Murphy said.