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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 5, 2018 04:50 PM
From: Representative Daniel J. Deasy
To: All House members
Subject: Sales Tax Exemption for Firefighters on Personal Purchases of Firefighting Equipment
 
Firefighters put their lives on the line to keep us safe. They should not be taxed on their personal purchases of firefighter equipment. I am, therefore, introducing legislation that would exempt individual firefighters from paying sales tax on personal purchases of firefighter equipment.

Under Section 204 of the Tax Reform Code, fire departments are exempt from paying sales tax on purchases made for the department. Firefighters routinely buy their own helmets, suits, etc., for their jobs, but they are not exempt. I believe it is simply wrong for the state to require these brave men and women who protect and serve the residents of Pennsylvania every day to pay sales tax on equipment needed to serve their communities.

I hope that you will join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation. Thank you