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July 22, 2016 /
Posted in: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences /
The new study, “When Sharing is Taxing: Comparing Tax
Burdens on Car Sharing in Major U.S. Cities,” details how taxes on car sharing
have spiked nationwide. Competition from ride-sharing services, such as Uber
and Lyft, are also blamed for the downturn in car-sharing memberships.
“The tax burden facing people who car share is a case of
unintended consequences," said Joseph Schwieterman, lead researcher and
director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul
University. “No one expected that these taxes, which were added years ago to
car rentals, would suddenly apply to thousands of people who merely want to use
a car for a quick neighborhood trip."
Schwieterman and co-author Heather Spray found:
The study can be found at http://bit.ly/chaddickresearch.
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