Texas Tax Legislation Moves Forward

Posted April 28, 2017 at 10:57 am

(l/r) TRSA members Ryan Potter, Admiral by Alsco, Houston; and Patrick Garcia, Division Laundry, San Antonio; participated in a recent hearing at the Texas state capitol on a tax bill that could benefit commercial laundries.  

The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means passed H.B. 2250 by Rep. Drew Darby. The bill passed on April 27 with unanimous bipartisan support by a vote of 10 – 0.   

The legislation will redefine “retail trade” to include the linen, uniform and facility services industry in regard to the Texas tax code and will cut the retail sales tax for the industry in half from .75% to .35%.

The bill now must go to the Calendars Committee, which sets the daily agenda for consideration of legislation by the full House.  All House bills must be approved by the full House on 2nd reading by May 11 and on 3rd reading by May 12.

Thank you to Ryan Potter, general manager with Admiral by Alsco in Houston and Patrick Garcia of Division Laundry, San Antonio, for participating in the hearing process to gain the unanimous support for the bill.