As noted in the most recent Environmental Update by Troutman Sanders, DEQ has issued new proposed guidance that modifies its policies regarding tax exemptions for pollution control equipment. There are likely VAA members who take advantage of these tax exemptions and DEQ is narrowing the scope of what qualifies under the exemptions. Specifically, DEQ is removing from tax-exempt eligibility certain materials such as chemicals used in the pollution abatement or control process and other materials such as sidewalks or pavement around the pollution control equipment. DEQ will also now require an itemized listing of equipment and materials used primarily for the control or abatement of pollution with your tax exemption request. The proposed guidance is available here.
The comment period ends on January 22!