Finally, some good news. New Jersey Assemblyman, Ronald S. Dancer ®, introduced legislation (bill A4479) to allow that the rental of certain stable stalls be exempt from tax charges. This measure will be a big help to New Jersey’s horse industry.
“Confusion regarding the taxability of horse boarding and other services has placed New Jersey horse boarding businesses at a competitive disadvantage,” said Mr. Dancer. “This legislation is needed to level the playing field with our competing neighboring states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.”
“Surrounding states do not collect tax on charges for boarding horses, but in our state , the failure to clarify tax collection responsibilities for horse boarding and other services has had a severe negative impact on business. Exempting these services from uncustomary taxation eliminates the confusion and reduce the higher cost of doing business in New Jersey as compared to our neighboring and competing states,” added Mr. Dancer.
Please show your support of this proposal by contacting Mr. Dancer through the NJ Legislature website (http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=352) or Dana Bowling, an attorney in Mt. Laurel, NJ, who is assisting in this effort. Ms. Bowling can be reached at 609-758-9130 or Dana@danabowlinglaw.com.