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Maintenance for Manufacturers: The Black Hole for Sales Tax

Manufacturers need to maintain an inventory of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies to keep machinery and equipment running at peak efficiency. Unfortunately, this is an area where sales and use tax is frequently overpaid. Follow this advice to avoid this black hole of sales tax overpayments.

Maintenance, Repair, and Operating Supplies
It is critical that equipment is maintained in good operating conditions for optimal levels of productivity, and when necessary, plant personnel have the capability to complete repairs with minimal disruption to the production line. For this reason, manufacturers often maintain a storehouse of maintenance, repair, and operating supplies (MRO) to avoid any production stoppages. Common examples of MRO items include:
Lubricants
Machine parts
Safety equipment
Cleaning products

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