PPT Savings Tool Kit
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Manufacturers Have Saved $1.5 Billion Since 2016

Claim Your 2019 Savings by February 20

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Hear from MMA’s Mike Johnston regarding the upcoming February 20 PPT Exemption deadline.

To help improve the filing process for 2019 and beyond, MMA successfully pushed legislation to allow applications postmarked on or before the February 20 filing deadline to be accepted by the local assessor as delivered on-time. The legislation also created a late filing option with the local board of review prior to its final adjournment.

File for your share of an annual tax cut which has saved manufacturers more than $1.5 billion since 2016. This annual tax cut was the result of of MMA’s hard-fought elimination of the PPT on manufacturing equipment, a primary barrier to competitiveness for many employers.

This tax cut requires manufacturers to take proactive steps and meet very specific deadlines (see the sidebar on the left or see Deadlines for details) to claim the exemption. The process includes paying a small assessment, the State Essential Services Assessment (SESA, sometimes referred to as ESA), to the State to help reimburse local units for the elimination of the PPT and which must be paid by August 15.

This tax cut does not occur automatically,
you must file Form 5278 by February 20, 2019 (postmark accepted).

The PPT Savings Tool Kit — Understanding the Exemption Process

This Tool Kit provides you the information and resources to ensure your company takes the appropriate steps to receive this substantial savings. Reference the tabs along the top of the page to access different parts of the Tool Kit. Follow the instructions and it will yield substantial property tax savings for your company.

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