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Working to Exempt Health Clubs from Taxation

Earlier this month, the Missouri State Legislature introduced Senate Bill 57 (SB 57), which would allow health clubs to be exempted from state and local taxation.
A similar bill stalled in the Missouri Senate last year, so IHRSA is hard at work to encourage the passage of this legislation and to promote the benefits of daily exercise and healthy living.
Currently, 25 states tax health club services. In 2014, IHRSA fought for sales tax repeals in Iowa and New Jersey in addition to Missouri.
IHRSA will continue to fight for them wherever possible in 2015 and beyond.
IHRSA members are invited to learn more about SB57 at and more about efforts to grow exercise participation by downloading the Industry Leadership Report.

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