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Minn. Chamber of Commerce seeks repeal of business taxes in special session


The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is asking that three business-to-business taxes be repealed during next month's special session to deal with storm damage in the state, MinnPost reports.

The plea comes after Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL leaders expressed willingness to repeal a farm repair tax in addition to approving storm relief. However, Chamber president David Olson in a letter to Dayton asked for more.

"We respectfully ask for prompt legislative action to repeal all three of the new business to business taxes as they all negatively impact business and job growth in Minnesota," Olson wrote.

The tentative date for the special session is Sept. 9.

Dayton and the DFL leaders are waiting for Republican minority leaders to agree to the new agenda for the one-day special session.

According to MinnPost, the Minnesota Chamber is also seeking a repeal of business-to-business taxes for labor service charges for repair and maintenance of business equipment, as well the purchases of telecommunication equipment by telecom providers.

The chamber also wants taxes on storage and warehousing services of business-related goods to be repealed.

Some House Republicans leaders were already pushing for the elimination of the new business taxes on Thursday, the Crookston Times reports.

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