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Be Aware of Consumer’s Use Tax in Iowa

[Author: Will Rogers, 07.17 | Keywords: Dealer Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, Consumer’s Use Tax] Earlier this spring, one of our Iowa members received notice that the Iowa Department of Revenue (I-DOR) had selected their business for a Consumerís Use Tax (CUT) audit. As part of the audit, the I-DOR was able to require 10 yearsí… Read More »

Iowa Legislative Session Concludes

[Author: Will Rogers, 05.17 | Keywords: Governmental Affairs, Iowa Legislative] The first session of the 87th General Assembly of the Iowa Legislature adjourned on Saturday, April 22, at 7:18 a.m. We are delighted to announce several legislative successes that the Association was able to accomplish in conjunction with our industry allies.  Equipment Rental Theft On April… Read More »

What to Know About Fully-Controlled Access Roads

What to Know About Fully-Controlled Access Roads

[Author: Will Rogers, Director of Government Affairs, 03.2017 | Keywords: DOT, Fully Controlled Access Roads] In February, an Association member was towing an anhydrous tool bar on Highway 20 in Hancock County when he was stopped by Iowa Department of Transportation’s (I-DOT) Motor Vehicle Enforcement. During the stop, the driver of the vehicle was issued a warning… Read More »

Ag Exemption Review

[Author: Will Rogers, 01.17 | Keywords: Dealer Advocacy, Governmental Affairs, Sales Tax] One topic dealers consistently ask me about is Iowa sales tax exemptions related to agricultural production. While many of you are familiar with how this law works, a quick review may prove useful when dealing with a customer who wants to purchase a… Read More »

2016: Election Recap

2016: Election Recap

[Author: Will Rogers, 11.2016 | Keywords: Election] As the dust begins to settle on what may go down as one of the most unpredictable elections ever, political pundits and reporters have been busy unpacking and processing the outcome of the Presidential race. And while Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th President of the… Read More »

Update: Right to Repair

[Author: Will Rogers, 09.2016 | Keywords: Right to Repair] Over the past several weeks, I have spent dozens of hours touring the state, performing outreach and education to federal and state lawmakers, equipment dealers, agricultural journalists and farmers about our concerns regarding the Right to Repair issue. One of the biggest challenges we face as… Read More »