From Vending Market Watch –
IRPA Works To Pass Vending Sales Tax Bill In Indiana
MAR 13, 2017
The Indiana Refreshment Providers Association (IRPA) works towards passage of bill HB 1013 that will afford food and drinks sold from vending machines the same sales tax treatment as other retailers. In a recent email to members, Lobbyist and Executive Director Steve Beebe wrote:
“Indiana HB 1013, which will afford food and drinks sold from vending machines the same sales tax treatment as every other retailer, passed the Senate Commerce & Technology Committee by a vote of 9 – 0 earlier today. Thanks to Committee Chair (and co-sponsor) Sen. Mark Messmer who demonstrated his understanding of our issue during the hearing and co-sponsors of the bill, Senators Ryan Mishler, Jim Buck and Karen Tallian. Those senators voting “yes” include: Mark Messmer, Jim Merritt, Lonnie Randolph, Mike Delph, Erin Houchin, Eric Koch, Tim Lanane, Jean Leising and Jim Tomes. Jeff Snyder gave the IRPA testimony and was backed-up by Justin McDonald of American Food and Vending.