Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s recent budget proposal for 2017-2018 includes a provision to remove the sales and use tax exemption for commercial storage. This would place the six-percent sales and use tax on the temperature-controlled warehousing industry’s activities. The Governor’s proposal does exclude farm products from the tax, but all other products would be covered by the tax. Governor Wolf’s budget can be found here, and the language related to the sales and use tax is on pages C1-6 and C1-15.
A similar effort was attempted several years ago, but we were successful in stopping the change. It is important that members of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) in Pennsylvania reach out to their state legislators about the negative impacts this tax would have on their business.
You can find your state representatives here.
Click here to view a copy of the letter sent by GCCA President & CEO Corey Rosenbusch to the leaders in Pennsylvania legislature expressing IARW's concerns and opposition to the proposal.
For more information, please contact GCCA Vice President of Government & Legal Affairs Lowell Randel at email@example.com.