According to a Hillsboro Argus story, the Oregon Association of Nurseries and its members are grateful Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill protecting nurseries against the threat of an unfair new property tax.
“Many of our growers are relieved they won’t be subjected to an additional property tax assessment against hoop houses, which are temporary structures used to protect plants and extend the growing season,” says Jeff Stone, government relations director for the Oregon Association of Nurseries. “When the state Department of Revenue proposed taxing hoop houses as if they were permanent structures, our members said it was unacceptable.”
Oregon’s Department of Revenue proposed new rulemaking earlier this year that would have assessed nurseries for the value of hoop houses.
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