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Disabled Veterans' Sales-Tax Exemption Bill Signed into Law

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Gov. Jay Inslee has signed Senate Bill 5072, which grants disabled veterans a sales-tax exemption on adaptive equipment needed to safely operate their personal vehicles.

The measure was sponsored by former 8th District Sen. Jerome Delvin, and staunchly supported by his successor, Sen. Sharon Brown of Kennewick.

SB 5072, signed Friday, will provide a sales-tax exemption for disabled veterans and members of the armed forces who require adaptive equipment in order to enter, exit or drive their personal vehicles.

The state Department of Veterans Affairs program which provides adaptive equipment to disabled veterans can only pay the equipment seller directly. Because the equipment is subject to sales and use tax, the disabled veteran is often left paying hundreds or thousands of dollars in taxes.

 

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