Tornado Victims in Kentucky Get Sales Tax Break

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-621″ />Victims in Kentucky counties that were declared disaster areas after the March 2 tornadoes will get a sales tax break on materials they purchase for rebuilding their houses or other structures.

HB 255 will authorize the state treasury to refund 6 percent state sales tax for three years for building materials the owners purchase if they rebuild in the counties where their losses occurred and present the state with the receipts and proof of their losses by their insurance companies or the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Schools and school employees will also get relief. The school districts would be given 10 extra disaster days that won’t count toward their average daily attendance numbers to ensure they don’t lose funding. School employees will not lose any of their pay or benefits as a result of work days lost because of the storms.