Agents face increasing animosity at events across state, Department of Revenue official says
State suspends tax at gun showsBy JOAN BARRON - Star-Tribune capital bureau | Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 2:00 am
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Revenue has suspended sales tax collections from gun shows because of increasing animosity toward the state's field tax agents.
Dan Noble, director of the department's excise tax division, said Friday that an incident at a gun show triggered the decision.
He added, however, that resistance from gun show sponsors and participants has been a recurring problem statewide.
"I have 10 field reps throughout the state, and every one of them has experienced some animosity," he said. "Folks are nervous anyway because there are guns there. I don't want to put my people at risk."