Legislation

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TRSA educates and develops relationships with federal, state and local legislators and regulators to ensure they understand the impact of tax, labor and compliance on linen, uniform and facility services operations.

TRSA reviews the impact of lawmaking at the federal, state and local levels (particularly environmental, labor, tax and energy concerns) on the industry. We work with elected officials and their staffs or large coalitions to ensure the industry’s voice is heard in these matters.

Texas Franchise Tax Reduction

In Texas, the margin tax rate for qualifying retailers and wholesalers is .375% and twice as much (.75%) for everyone else, including the commercial laundry industry. The TRSA Board of Directors has directed TRSA to make an effort to redefine “retail trade” to include our industry in regard to the Texas tax code.

If successful, the industry’s margin tax would drop by 50%. The return on investment would be almost immediate. The TRSA Executive Committee has allocated funds from the Legislative Defense Fund to pay for this initiative.