PMAA Sends Letter To Congress Asking For Tax Credit For Business Cleaning Expenses
In July, PMAA joined a coalition of more than 30 associations urging Congress to include a tax credit in the next federal stimulus package that would protect the safety of workers, customers, and the public.
The Clean Start Coalition has urged Congress that the tax credit should be targeted, temporary and available to business entities.
Specifically, PMAA and the coalition requested that Congress include the following qualified expenses with any “reopening safely” tax credit as part of the next stimulus bill–
— Cleaning and workplace safety-related costs, including staff training; applicable building certifications; purchasing necessary cleaning, sanitation, and disinfection-related products and equipment; as well as the hiring of a professional services company to clean, sanitize and disinfect.
— Personal protective equipment (PPE).
— Other expenditures associated with maintaining a healthy physical workplace, including those necessary to comply with federal, state, and local guidelines, as well as industry best practices.
Fortunately, language was recently included in a Senate bill known as the “Help End Abusive Living Situations (HEALS) Act” that would provide a tax credit for business expenses, including testing for COVID-19, PPE and cleaning supplies.