The loss of sales tax revenue is a small price to pay for healthier children in Nebraska.
That's the message Sen. Abbie Cornett of Bellevue had for the
Legislature's Revenue Committee on Wednesday.
Cornett is sponsoring a bill that would exempt entry fees to certain youth sports events or leagues from the state sales tax. Under the measure, city-run programs or nonprofit organizations would not have to pay state sales tax on entry fees for participants.
A state tax commissioner ruling late last year said the sales tax law applies to recreational activities for youngsters.
Cornett says youth sports events for those 18 and under should be exempt from the tax. She says removing that tax burden would help more families afford to enroll their children in healthy sports activities.