MOYLAN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR MOTOR FUEL TAX RELIEF LEGISLATION

10/07/2013


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FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE REPRESENTATIVE MARTY MOYLAN


For Immediate Release: For More Information:
October 17, 2013 State Rep. Marty Moylan
(847) 635-6821
staterepmoylan@gmail.com

MOYLAN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR MOTOR FUEL TAX RELIEF LEGISLATION


DES PLAINES, Ill – In an effort to lower taxes and ease the financial burden on hard-working taxpayers, state Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) is sponsored legislation that would eliminate the state sales taxes on the sale of gasoline in Illinois.

“Many families in Illinois are living on fixed incomes and when the price of gasoline goes up there are fewer dollars to go towards other necessities,” Moylan said. “Gas prices in Cook County are too high, and this legislation is one way to provide much-needed relief for the hard-working families.”

House Bill 3666 would exempt motor fuel from taxation under the sales tax acts. Illinois is one of seven states which applies a sales tax to gasoline and other motor fuels. If passed, the 6.25% sales tax on motor fuels would be eliminated come January 1, 2014. Moylan also introduced legislation, House Bill 1064, that would repeal the personal and corporate income tax rate down to levels before the tax hike in 2011.

“This bill would allow people to save more of their hard earned dollars and spend it in their local communities,” Moylan said. “Investing money back into the local economy will help stimulate jobs and encourage businesses to hire. With the economy struggling to recover, we must not pass up this opportunity to energize the economy engine.”

For more information, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent service office at (847) 635-6821 or by e-mail at staterepmoylan@gmail.com.