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Equine Group Seeks Tax Reform

The Horse

The Kentucky Equine Education Project wants the state legislature to change the way it taxes the horse industry.

Pennbrook Farm owner Frank Penn chairs KEEP’s Tax Equity Task Force.

Penn says horses should be taxed like other Kentucky livestock. He says it’s not right for equine owners to have to pay a six percent sales tax on products they need to raise horses.

“There is a tremendous inequality in the equine industry, and that is that we’re treated as companion animals. We’re not treated as production animals. I never saw anybody take their horse to McDonald’s. They don’t take them home with them. We’re not companion animals.”

Penn says equine tax equity will be KEEP’s priority issue in the upcoming session of the state legislature.

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