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Illinois State Legislature Trying to Impose Landscape Tax
Senate Bill 9 Singles Out Landscape Industry


Since 1959, ILCA has supplied its members with resources to help enhance their performance and growth. The association provides leadership, education, representation, and services while promoting environmental awareness and the value of the landscape industry.

According to the Illinois Landscape Contractors association, there is a state legislative attempt to establish a tax on landscaping services. The proposed amendments to Senate Bill 9 (SB9) would also add an "Opportunity Tax" to all payrolls and increase corporate income tax rate to 7% and personal income tax rate to 4.99%.

The association says the landscaping industry is the only construction trade to be singled out for an excise tax. The ILCA views this as a tax on the environment since no other construction trade benefits the natural world as much as landscaping.

In raw numbers, the average landscape company can expect an estimated $8,500 in additional admin costs on top of revenue lost to the tax. The ILCA believes senior citizens, the physically disabled and single-parent households will be impacted the most.

The association is asking its members to reach out to their representatives and voice their concern. Visit the ILCA to do so.

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May 19, 2019, 12:24 am PDT

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