SPEC Issues Call To Action Over Tax Proposals

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SPEC logoThe California Spa & Pool Industry Education Council (SPEC) has sent out a call for grassroots action to alert California State legislators to industry sentiment concerning two proposals to establish a tax on pool service.

AB 1963, by Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, would impose a blanket 4% tax on all services, except for medical, educational, auto repair, tax preparation, legal and agricultural services.  

The second measure, AB 2540 by Assemblyman Gatto, specifically names “pool maintenance” as a one of the target list of 27 services where state sales tax would be imposed.  To comply with the bill, pool service professionals would be required to add sales tax to their monthly invoices for pool services.

“These two proposed bills are sure to garner a lot of opposition from those that provide the 27 services targeted by this legislation,” said John A. Norwood, President of SPEC.  “Pool and spa professionals have been targeted by these bills.  SPEC and the service industry need a strong showing in opposition to defeat these ill conceived measures.”

AB 2540 is currently scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee on April 9th.  AB 1963 is also awaiting hearing in this committee.  

SPEC is trying to organize an industry response to help influence the course of this legislation. More information is available at www.calspec.org.

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