Sensible Taxes and Regulation

DEVELOPING SENSIBLE TAX & REGULATORY POLICY SOLUTIONS

A sensible tax policy and regulatory environment encourages investments in managing and maintaining healthy forests while growing local communities.

GFA advocates for tax policies that accounts for the long-term nature of timberland investments while ensuring a sensible, research based approach to regulation of working forests and forest product manufacturing.

PRIORITY ISSUES

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Ensuring Fair Timberland Ad Valorem Taxation

We’ve worked to pass Amendment 3, a constitutional amendment focused on providing more fairness and equality in the valuation of timberland.
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Addressing Issues with Local Harvesting Ordinances

Unwarranted ordinances from local government related to timber harvest notification and road access severely impede supply chain efficiency.
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Ending Local Lumber Bans

Successful passage of House Bill 876 helped to end the practice of local government’s
banning the use of wood in construction.
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Evaluating Severance Taxation on Timberland

We are currently evaluating legislation to improve the severance tax on timberland for private forest landowners.
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Encouraging Equal Taxation of Harvesting Equipment

We are evaluating legislation to provide ad valorem tax parity for timber harvesting equipment with farming equipment.

NEWS & RESOURCES

Contact

If you have any questions about issues related to Sensible Tax and Regulation, please contact us.

Tom Beyer

Vice President of Government Affairs
tom@gfagrow.org