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AED Congratulates New Congress, Outlines Legislative Priorities

3 January 2017

On January 3, Associated Equipment Distributors’ President & CEO Brian McGuire delivered a letter to the 115th Congress urging action on the construction equipment industry’s legislative priorities.  The letter’s delivery coincided with the commencement of the new congressional session. McGuire wrote, “Equipment distributors are ready for Congress and the administration to put partisan differences aside and immediately work together to enact growth-inducing, job-creating policies to ensure the country’s economic vitality for decades to come.”  McGuire also outlined the association’s tax reform, more »

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Colorado Sales Tax Statute Has Far-Reaching Implications for Dealers (Retailers) Everywhere

13 December 2016

By Rex A. Collins CPA, CVA HBK Dealership Industry Group States continue to struggle to pay for their institutions and programs. They are looking for ways to generate more revenue. And they are getting increasingly aggressive in their efforts. Recently Ohio decided that a business didn’t have to have an in-state location to owe a “commercial activity tax” if it sold its products to customers in the Buckeye State. Now Colorado wants to collect sales tax on purchases its citizens more »

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AED Commends Congress for Passage of Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Package

13 December 2016

AED President & CEO Brian P. McGuire issued the following statement following congressional approval of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. The legislation authorizes dozens of Army Corps of Engineers’ projects, such as building, maintaining and improving harbors, dams, locks and navigation channels, and provides resources to upgrade drinking water infrastructure in communities impacted by lead contamination. “AED commends the House and Senate for coming together to pass the WIIN Act and making this important bill a more »

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