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Action Alert: Urge Congress to repeal 12% excise tax on truck, trailer purchases

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to repeal the 12-percent federal excise tax (FET) on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

 

The federal excise tax on commercial trucks and buses was originally imposed in 1917 to help pay for World War I. It has grown from 3 percent to 12 percent and adds $12,000 to $22,000 on the price of a new heavy-duty truck. It is the highest excise tax Congress levies on a percentage basis on any product, including alcohol and tobacco.  Truck owners pay this tax whether a truck is driven 100,000 miles or never driven at all, forcing them to pay taxes on an investment that may not be generating any revenue. 

 

The American Loggers Council supports this important legislation, and we ask you to contact your federal representatives to approve it without delay.

 

Click here to find contact information for your Senators. Urge them to pass S. 3052, the “Heavy Truck, Tractor, and Trailer Retail Federal Excise Tax Repeal Act of 2018” 

 

Click here to find contact information for your U.S. Representative.  Urge your Representative to support H.R. 2946, the “Heavy Truck, Tractor and Trailer Retail Federal Excise Tax Repeal Act of 2017.”

 

Thank you for helping us pass this legislation. 

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