FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Frankfort, KY, March 1, 2022—AAF Kentucky Leaders: As you may have seen, State RepresentativeJason Petrie (R-Elkton) Chair of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee introduced HB 8, which would expand Kentucky’s 6% gross receipts sales and use tax base to 39 new services, including advertising and graphic design services.
The Appropriations and Revenue Committee may vote on the measure as soon as this week and the bill appears to be moving swiftly. I have been in touch with the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and Kentucky Press Association to share intelligence and coordinate our response.
I urge you and members of your ad club to contact lawmakers and let them know that they should oppose any effort to place a tax on advertising services.
Kentucky residents can find their legislators here and contact information here.
Please contact lawmakers ASAP and urge them to oppose any tax on advertising—and circulate this alert to other members of your ad club. I will keep you informed as we learn more.
Thank you for your work in defense of advertising. Please let me know if you have any questions or hear back from your representatives.