Kulp named AGC Legislator of the Year
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin awarded Rep. Bob Kulp its 2016 Legislator of the Year Award at a presentation in Marshfield on Aug. 24.
Kulp co-authored Wisconsin Act 126, which made a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization. Before this law, tax-exempt entities were allowed to purchase “real property” construction items directly from suppliers without paying sales tax. However, if a contractor was to purchase the same construction materials for a tax-exempt entity’s project, the contractor would have to pay sales tax.
Some tax-exempt entities “direct purchased” the construction materials and transferred the materials to their contractor. This was difficult since not all tax-exempt entities and contractors had the time or expertise to do this procedure.
By doing away with this hurdle, Act 126 will make the accounting easier for every municipality, school district, nonprofit, and church to build a new facility or renovate an existing one.
“I’m delighted to be named the 2016 Legislator of the Year by the AGC of Wisconsin,” said Kulp. “It’s nice to take away government-imposed barriers that adversely affect so many entities and help to keep the focus on what people do best.”