Thursday afternoon, the House Finance Committee unveiled the updated House version of the state budget bill (HB 166). Included were two amendments that the OMA urged lawmakers to include.
The first accepted amendment would expand the existing sales tax exemption for equipment and supplies used to clean equipment used in the production or processing of dairy products. This would include equipment used to produce or process any sort of food for human consumption.
The other accepted amendment would exempt from sales-and-use tax any supplies or janitorial services purchased to clean machinery in a manufacturing facility.
Both amendments have been OMA Tax Committee priorities over the years. It is imperative that manufacturers contact their state representative to keep both provisions in the budget. 5/2/2019