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Sales Tax Exemption Retained for Commercial Laundries

Situation

Several bills before the Nebraska Legislature proposed expanding the state sales tax base to include new industry segments, including dry cleaning and laundry services. If enacted, the measures would require laundry owners to remit 7.5 percent of gross sales to the state annually under a tax that would hit hardest at low-income residents who do not own washing machines and dryers.

Result

Our team represented a not-for-profit trade association in opposing the measures. We successfully lobbied to defeat five legislative bills and three floor amendments, and retain the state’s sales tax exemption for laundry services.