Bill looks to build a better tax exemption on public construction projects

Bill looks to build a better tax exemption on public construction projects

By Jonathan Avise, Session Daily

If a tax exemption is too onerous to use, will anyone take advantage of it?

Rep. Chris Swedzinski says that’s the case for many local governments and nonprofits, and he has introduced legislation aimed at simplifying an existing tax break.

HF531 would ease the process of taking advantage of a state sales tax exemption on building materials used directly by counties, cities, school districts and nonprofits like public care facilities and libraries, by allowing those public agencies to claim the exemption under lump sum contracts for building projects.

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