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Sales Tax Victory Drew From National Know-How

Posted on July 29, 2009 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

MARLTON, N.J. — The recent success of the North Carolina Limousine Association (NCLA) in squelching an attempted sales tax on limousine service drew on the support network of the NLA, which brought more voices to the anti-tax effort.

Philip Jagiela, the association’s liaison for legislative/regulatory affairs and president of the Philadelphia Regional Limousine Association, provided template communications for the NCLA to use with their legislators while the NLA office provided an email list of members to enhance the NCLA’s outreach list. The combined efforts of the two organizations ensured the sales tax issue would be defeated in the state’s legislature with as many opposing voices as possible.

If passed, the sales tax measure would have levied a 7.75% sales tax on limousine service, cosmetic surgery, and charter flights.

Carolyn Henson, president of NCLA, was quick to credit the NLA. “We’ve learned a lot from participating in the NLA Day on the Hill and association president conference calls,” she said. “It gave us the foundation to know exactly where to look for the correct people to tap in order to make this issue go away. The NLA was helpful in giving us materials to use and guidance. If we had not had the experience that we have gained through being at the NLA events, we would not have been as knowledgeable on how to make our voice heard.”

The NLA has provided guidance on local and state issues including the New York State sales tax, Tennessee’s formation of a local association, permitting issues among Florida operators, and most recently, in helping Rhode Island operators deal with complex overtime wage issues.

“The process has been working very well,” Jagiela said. “Although we moved much more quickly in the North Carolina case, we normally send any member who requests assistance a form to fill out that outlines what they are trying to accomplish. This forces the members to take a step back and think through to what their desired results will be. Once we get the forms back, we quickly assist them in formulating a plan with actions attached to them to reach the desired result.”

Sources: Linda Moore, LCT Magazine; Patty Nelson, NLA executive director

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