THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Judge Examines Labor Case Records
MeCarren, Detroit Assessor
Advises Revising Tax System
By MORTON JAMPEL quantities amounting to only a few
Describing the Michigan tax sys- cents at a time, are he said, paying
tem as archaic and completely out- six per cent instead of the three per
moded, Kenneth McCarren, Detroit cent the tax is designed to raise.
city assessor, recommended that- the The second factor is; the existing
people take action to get Michigan tax laws built up by. the Supreme
a sane tax system in an interview Court, that has ruled that the in-
with the Daily yesterday. tangible property of corporations or-
Mr. McCarren is a member of the ganized in another state can not be
special comimssion recently appoint- taxed by Michigan; despite the fact
ed by the Governor to study the Mich- that the corporation musually main-
igan tax structure. tains only a desk in some state like
Quoting from a report of the Tax Delaware where corporation laws are
Policy League of November, 1935, he lax. In this manner some 3,000 com-
stated that Michigan ranks among panies escape paying taxes.
the four worst states in tax legisla- The gross inconsistencies, andt a
tion in the country. completely disorganized state tax
Three major factors stand in the structure is the third and most im-
way of a decent tax system, according portant problem, Mr. McCarren said.
to Mr. McCarren: The first is the There are 1,741 different tax districts
Constitution which prohibits an in- in the state, and in one district prop-
come tax. This makes necessary such erty will be assessed at 30 per cent
measures as the sales tax, and, ac- of its cash value while in another dis-
cording to the Brookings Institute, a trict the same piece of property will
sales tax is indicative of a low men- be assessed at 110 per cent.
tality of the people in a state where Inconsistencies of this sort exist
this tax exists for a sales levy puts even within the same districts. The
the burden on those least able to legislature must be made to take ac-
pay. People on WPA roles who buy tion and establish a system that will
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Federal Jidge H. Church Ford, who is hearing the government's con-
spiracy charges at London, Ky., against 66 Harlan county individuals and
corporations in connection with labor disputes, is shown examining
case records in the court.
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