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Lobbyists ask Congress to protect interests in GOP tax bill

(Nov. 20, 2017) -- RV dealers jumped on the phones to their representatives in Washington, adding to a wave of calls made by members of the powerful National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) as well lobbyists for boat dealers and farm machinery dealers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recreational vehicle retailers from across the country were sipping morning coffee at a convention in Las Vegas earlier this month when word whipped through the hotel’s “dealers’ lounge” that the U.S. Congress was considering tax law changes threatening their businesses, wrote the Huffington Post.

Republicans in the House of Representatives wanted to jettison a part of the tax code that lets dealers of RVs, cars, boats, even farm and construction machinery, write off all the interest expense of keeping inventories of vehicles on their sales lots.

The RV dealers jumped on the phones to their representatives in Washington, adding to a wave of calls made by members of the powerful National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) as well lobbyists for boat dealers and farm machinery dealers.

Read full article at Huffington Post.

 

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About Ronnie Garrett

Ronnie Garrett is the editor in chief of RV Daily Report. She's been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and now the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year.

One comment

  1. With this, it looks like dealers are in the same boat as the rest of us. Maybe the tax cuts for large companies and the wealthy will ‘trickle down’ to you too. But at least they get a ‘win’, right?

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