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Indiana tax credit bill advances

Indiana House Bill 1490, which would exempt sales tax on recreation vehicles and cargo trailers for out-of-state consumers, passed the Indiana House of Representatives on February 25, 2009.

"This bill will help the RV business draw customers from out-of-state and stay competitive," said State Rep. Tim Neese (R-Elkhart), who coauthored the bill with Reps. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) and Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown). "The industry is important to many people in Elkhart and northern Indiana, and this bill will help stimulate Indiana's economy in these hard times."

"Northern Indiana needs this credit for RVs now more than ever," Walorski said. "This bill, if successful, will work hand-in-hand with the federal stimulus money to invigorate our economy and reduce the unemployment rate in our part of Indiana.”
HB 1490, which received unanimous bipartisan support in the Indiana House, was heading to the state senate next for consideration.

Culver and Walorski have coauthored a similar measure, HB 1533, to create these sales tax exemptions.

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