State Rep. Gary Glenn, associate speaker pro tempore of the Michigan House, today said he was honored to preside over a vote on a plan ensuring Michigan farmers continue to receive tax exemptions on agricultural equipment.
Glenn, of Williams Township, said officials from the Michigan Department of Treasury recently started misinterpreting the law and taxing Michigan farmers for equipment that has historically qualified for the agricultural sales and use tax exemption.
“I’m proud to stand up for local farm families and make the clarifications needed to ensure they continue receiving the exemptions they deserve,” Glenn said.
The plan put forth in House Bills 4561-64 spells out the types of agricultural equipment that qualified for the agricultural sales and use tax exemption before the Department of Treasury changed its interpretation.
“This is a common-sense solution to a problem created by bureaucrats who don’t understand the farm industry,” Glenn said. “The agriculture industry contributes more than $100 billion to our state economy and employs more than 900,000 people. It’s important to create an environment where Michigan’s growers and producers continue to thrive in the future.”
The legislation is now headed to the governor for consideration.