Contractors Beware: Post-Award Sales Tax Increases May Reduce the Profitability of a Project

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In response to the economic downturn, many states and municipalities enacted sales tax increases to combat budget deficits and maintain services. Although a sales tax increase occasionally can stimulate the construction industry when those funds are used to maintain or start construction projects, it also may negatively impact contractors when the increase occurs after the contract is awarded, making it important to know who is responsible for a post-award sales tax increase on a construction project.

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