#85 – Profiting Off Marshall Fire Victims

More than 1,000 homes were destroyed in the Marshall fire, and as homeowners struggle to rebuild, many are being victimized again. They are being hit by an unnecessary 2.9% state use tax. Use taxes are being applied to the materials to rebuild these Colorado homes. Jared Polis did nothing when the state legislature killed an amendment in SB22-206 that would have waived the use tax fee for those rebuilding their homes after the Marshall Fires. It seems obvious that the government should not benefit from a natural disaster that forces Coloradans to pay more taxes to rebuild their lives. Legislators who claim waiving the use tax for disaster victims would affect the budget should realize this is found money.