(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 21, 2009 - Sales of cargo trailers to out-of-state consumers would be exempt from state gross retail tax under a bill filed by state Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown) and Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen).
"The RV industry affects so many people in Elkhart and northern Indiana," said Rep. Walorski. "Now it's more important than ever that they are able to stay competitive. I hope this bill will help the industry draw customers from out of state."
House Bill 1533 affects cargo trailers are designed to be pulled by a motor vehicle and that weigh at least 2,000 pounds. The purchaser must be a nonresident who will title the vehicle in another state within 30 days after buying it in Indiana.
Indianaresidents who purchase vehicles may also score a tax break under another bill authored by Reps. Walorski and Culver. House Bill 1594 provides tax credit for Indiana residents who invest in hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles.
Residential renewable energy systems, such as technologies based on solar energy, wind or geothermal power, are also eligible for tax credits. The tax credit would be equal to 15 percent of the purchase price or $2,500, whichever is less.
"My goal in both these bills is to stimulate our economy," said Rep. Walorski. "The alternative energy bill aims to place Indiana on the leading edge of new technology, which will bring jobs to our state."
Rep. Walorski can be reached by phone at 1-800-382-9841, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at the Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.