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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 2, February 2013, Posted On: 1/18/2013

Kentucky Lawmaker Seeks Vending Sales Tax Exemption

Emily Jed
TAGS: vending tax exemption, Kentucky vending machine tax, Rep. Steve Riggs, food sold through vending machines, HB 62, vended products

FRANKFORT, KY -- State Rep. Steve Riggs (D) has introduced legislation in the Kentucky House to exempt food sold through vending machines from the state's retail sales tax.

The bill (HB 62) cites the declining sales and profit margins Kentucky vending operators face as a result of the economic downturn as the reason vended products should be exempt from the state's 6% sales tax.

The proposed legislation has been referred to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee for review.

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