RVIA Testifies Against State’s RV Luxury Tax

The Recreation
Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has lobbied against a proposal in the
Connecticut General Assembly to assess a 9.25% luxury tax on the sale of new
RVs valued at $50,000 or more.

Christine Siksa,
RVIA director of government affairs, submitted testimony on March 7 concerning
Senate Bill 1007.
The bill targets
the automobile industry but also includes RVs.

Siksa noted that
the state’s 20 RV dealers sold 972 RVs in 2010, a quarter of which or 247 were
valued at $50,000 or more, and contrasted this to the 240 auto dealers who sold
thousands of autos in 2010.

“If the new taxes
are applied to motorhomes and travel trailers, it would negatively affect the
RV industry in the state, and without a doubt would quash future sales and
registration of these vehicles in Connecticut,” she stated in written
testimony. Read the entire RVIA testimony before the Connecticut General Assembly. 

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