Does it make sense for Rhode Island cities to levy a tax on out-of-state college students?

Posted 5/11/09

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sheila10474

It would make more sense for the so-called "non-profit" universities to pay property taxes.

Monday, May 11, 2009 | Report this
toljanusa

I totally agree with Sheila. Every piece of property should be taxed, regardless of the occupant. That would certainly change the tax base for the city of Providence with Brown owning half the East Side.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | Report this
RobertJ

Assuming this is a "city" tax as stated for services provided by the city, it would be more logical for all "out-of-city" students to be subject to the tax.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 | Report this
linda.newton@bcbsri.org

The amount proposed per student is minimal and is not enough to deter students from attending our universities. Students use city services and have an obligation to pay something in return for the services that they receive.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 | Report this
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