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Illinois Self Storage Association Fights Tax, Contracts Lobby Firm


Today the Illinois Self Storage Association sent a formal letter to facility operators in the state, asking their assistance in the battle against a proposed service tax for self-storage. The letter explains that while action on HB174―a bill that would institute a 6 percent sales tax on self-storage―will likely be delayed until the February primary, the association and local self-storage operators must work to progress their cause now.
For help with its legislative effort, ISSA has contracted with lobby firm Cook-Witter, a government-advocacy service provider. To help pay for the firm’s services, the ISSA Board of Directors is encouraging association members to pledge a voluntary assessment of $100. Payment can be made in installments and can be paid by credit card. The donation is strictly designated for government advocacy and will not be used for political contributions or general operational expenses.
ISSA is requesting a response in writing to the call for donations by Nov. 18. A copy of the response form can be found at

To view a copy of the letter sent by ISSA President Michael Metzger and Executive Director Mike Lane, visit

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