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District Offices
DuBois Area Plaza, Suite 10
1221 East DuBois Avenue
DuBois, PA 15801
Phone: 814-375-4688
Fax: 814-375-5955
?Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

53 South St. Marys Street
Suite 2
St. Marys, PA 15857
Phone: 814-781-6301
Fax: 814-781-7213
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

315 East Market Street
Suite 100
Clearfield, PA 16830
Phone: 814-765-0593
Fax: 814-765-0592
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Capitol Office
Room 115, Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202075
Harrisburg PA 17120-2075
Phone: (717) 260-6142
Fax: (717) 782-2906
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gabler Legislation Eliminates Timber Tax
6/5/2013
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s timber harvesters would be exempt from Pennsylvania’s Sales and Use Tax under legislation authored by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk). House Bill 1138 may now be taken up in session following unanimous passage Tuesday by the House Finance Committee.

“The irony in current law has the very same sawmill industry that works hand-in-hand with the timber industry exempt from sales and use tax,” Gabler commented. “The timber industry belongs in the same category with farming, dairy, and manufacturing in being excluded from what essentially is double-taxation, since sales tax is charged at retail on the final product.”

Gabler’s bill would amend the Tax Reform Code to exclude the purchase of machinery, equipment and parts used in timbering, just as farmers currently enjoy a sales tax exemption on the purchase of tractors, combines, tools, feed, and fertilizers used in their operations.

“Foresters and farmers both manage a crop, but the Department of Revenue does not allow them to both be classified under agriculture,” added Gabler. “That designation is the catalyst for my legislation, which will also protect local jobs, benefit consumers and allow local timber producers to remain competitive.”

Questions about this or any other legislative issue should be directed to Gabler’s DuBois office at (814) 375-4688 or his St. Marys office at (814) 781-6301.

Representative Matt Gabler
75th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Scott Little
717.260.6137
slittle@pahousegop.com
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