ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Bill would axe ambulance tax

ST. PAUL - Legislation to remove tax from ambulance services is making its way through the Minnesota House. A 2 percent health-care provider tax has been charged for ambulance runs, as well as doctor visits and other health-care related needs. Re...

ST. PAUL - Legislation to remove tax from ambulance services is making its way through the Minnesota House.

A 2 percent health-care provider tax has been charged for ambulance runs, as well as doctor visits and other health-care related needs.

Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River, said ambulance services discovered they needed to pay as much as $100,000 in back taxes.

While state law exempts volunteer ambulance services from the tax, many rural services left the volunteer ranks when they hired paramedics.

"You had ambulance services in greater Minnesota, quite frankly, that think they might have to sell some of their ambulances to pay these taxes," Zerwas said.

What To Read Next
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
Inmates in-custody in the Mille Lacs County jail in Milaca, Minnesota
Inmates in-custody in the Hubbard County jail in Park Rapids, Minnesota
Inmates in-custody in the Todd County jail in Long Prairie, Minnesota