|Posted:||December 21, 2020 04:31 PM|
|From:||Senator Michele Brooks|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Sales Tax Exemption for Service Dog Products and Services|
|I will be reintroducing SB 455 from the 2019-2020 session to provide a sales tax exemption for guide, hearing, or service dog products and services necessary for their care.
Guide, hearing, and service dogs provide a means to independence for a person with a disability, similar to a wheelchair or other adaptive equipment. These dogs allow their owners to more fully engage in their surroundings and communities, and with their families.
The care of service dogs, from veterinarian appointments to food and equipment, can cost thousands of dollars a year. These expenses can deter people with disabilities from purchasing a service dog, preventing them from living a fuller and more independent life.
This legislation would exempt the following products and services from sales tax:
I hope that you will join me in supporting this important piece of legislation. Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions.
Introduced as SB896