The Wrong Way to Tax Ridesharing
Allowing hundreds of municipalities to impose their own ridesharing taxes is a terrible idea. There's a simpler and better way to make sure these companies pay taxes that’s beneficial to both states and localities.
Nick Zaiac is a transportation and infrastructure resident fellow at the R Street Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based free-market-focused think tank. His research and writing focus on postal reform, shipping, infrastructure, occupational licensing and other regulatory issues. Before joining R Street, he was a graduate fellow at George Mason University's Mercatus Center. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at the Cato Institute and was on the staff of Regulation magazine.
Zaiac earned his bachelor's degree in international relations and economics from American University and his master's degree in economics from George Mason University.
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