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Sales Tax Mistake on Machinery Repairs
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:02 PM CDT

If you work with farm machinery at all, you know at some point a tractor/combine/implement will experience mechanical failure and will have to be repaired. I have many hours of first-hand experience attempting to repair less-than-new farm machinery, but even newer farm equipment might have to be taken to the implement dealer once in a while.

Other than the lost time in the field and a special trip to town, the worst part of this situation for farmers is the high cost of farm machinery repair labor. While I am sure some farmers can do a majority of repairs themselves, ...

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