OK, we've been hearing for years that the NLA has been fighting to rid the industry of the unfair (?) gas guzzler tax imposed on stretch limos that are bought to make money with and are a tax write off.
Personally I don't see what's unfair about paying a tax that everyone in the Nation is subject to.
As the gas guzzler tax law is written, this tax is imposed on passenger vehicles with a weight of 6,000lbs or less. The law includes a sentence that exempted the max weight for limos. In other words a limo coming in at 7,000lbs would still be subjected to the gas guzzler tax.
This is the portion that will be repealed upon a signature from the Prez.
Based on figures from Ford, QVM builders are limited to a max GVW of 7,500lbs on TC conversions. Based on the figures provided for passengers and luggage the max curb weight that the limo can weigh under QVM guidelines is 5,950lbs based on 8 passengers + the driver.
Therefore, the only TC stretches that would be exempt from the gas guzzler tax will be non-QVM's.
Now through the news media the industry has been notified that the gas guzzler exemption is just waiting for a signature from President Bush.
Again, after numerous years and countless hours put in by the NLA leadership, Through the news media the word has come out.
Maybe they're busy working on a "Spin" angle?