NPGA has been working with Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and the IRS to clarify confusion over what qualifies for the current 50 cent per gallon alternative fuel tax credit. There have been reports from representatives of the commercial mower industry that these mowers qualify for this alternative fuel tax credit in the same manner as forklifts. NPGA discussions with the headquarters office of the IRS indicate that IRS interpretation is that these mowers do NOT qualify for this tax credit. However, there have been reports from NPGA members, including members in Missouri, that local and regional IRS offices have indicated the opposite. That is, the propane used in commercial mowers would qualify for the fuel tax credit. In an effort to have this matter settled once and for all, Senator Blunt send a letter to IRS Commissioner Shulman asking for clarification. Senator Blunt has asked the commissioner for "clear guidance on this issue so that my constituents may efficiently and lawfully operate their businesses." NPGA will monitor this process, along with Senator Blunt's office and will report in this space once a response has been received from the IRS.
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