Paterson: iTunes, Soda and Haircuts Will Remain Tax Free

ALBANY—The taxes and fees David Paterson proposed in his budget, the type he has described as a “nuisance” and “regressive,” are gone.
He announced with Democratic legislative leaders that he would use federal stimulus money for health care to roll back proposed taxes on “movie tickets, haircuts, health club memberships and digital downloads.”
And oh yes, the “fat tax” is gone too.
“We didn’t get to some of these taxes and fees that we added on to the budget until we were $13 billion in deficit,” Paterson said. “In this budget, we can restore some of these basic inconveniences that we caused New Yorkers to endure.

Paterson: iTunes, Soda and Haircuts Will Remain Tax Free