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2/21/2023 Rep. O’Brien introduces bill exempting tax on animal food and supplies
STATE HOUSE – Rep. William W. O’Brien (D-Dist. 54, North Providence) has introduced legislation that would exempt animal food and supplies from the state’s sales and use taxes.
“Times are tough for so many these days and most people are already making tough decisions on what they can afford and what they can live without.  With that being said, discussions about the ability to care for and feed one’s pet should not be up for debate and this bill will keep costs down for these vital products that keep our pets alive and well,” said Representative O’Brien.
The legislation (2023-H 5476) exempts animal supplies, food and related products from the state’s sales and use taxes on gross receipts.
The bill has been referred to the House Finance Committee.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903