ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's Senate is gearing up for debate on a plan to repeal the longstanding sales tax exemption on clothes.
The Senate convenes Monday afternoon to take up its tax bill. In addition to a new clothing tax, it raises income taxes on the state's highest earners.
Under the plan, individuals who earn $80,000 and up and joint filers with taxable income above $141,000 would see their state rate jump from 7.85 percent to 9.4 percent. The bill's author says that's about 6 percent of filers.
The Senate plan goes further than separate proposals by Gov. Mark Dayton and House Democrats, who both increase income tax burden only for the top 2 percent.
The House tax bill does have an additional surcharge on a small slice of even wealthier people.
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