California Passes Lumber Tax but Excludes Flooring
Sacramento, CA, Sept. 14, 2012 -- California has passed a 1% tax on lumber that excludes indoor flooring, according to the Sacramento Bee.
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The law, which takes effect in January, was designed to protect the California timber industry. The law eliminates regulatory fees on California manufacturers.
Under current law, about 70% of California's lumber comes from outside the state.