State Senate passes bill clarifying medical equipment sales tax exemptions

The Missouri Senate today approved legislation that adds certain medical equipment to the state’s tax exempt rolls.

Senate Bill 794 sponsored by Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) mandates that all sales, rentals, repairs, and parts of durable medical equipment, prosthetic devices, and orthopedic devices will be exempt from state sales and use taxes. Also included in the sales and use tax exemption under the bill will be parts for certain types of health care equipment and an exemption for devices used to control brain tumors.

Associated Industries of Missouri supports the legislation.

SB 794 passed the Senate on a 32-0 vote. The bill now moves on to the House for consideration.