The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) released the following statement after Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) introduced the Clean Start: Back to Work Tax Credit legislation. The bill proposes giving companies a temporary tax credit to help keep their business clean and prevent a resurgence of COVID-19.
“HCPA supports the Clean Start legislation, which aims to protect employees and customers from COVID-19 by providing a sanitary environment. Under the bipartisan legislation, companies will be eligible for a temporary 50 percent tax credit to help with cleaning expenses, including hiring a cleaning company, training personnel, and buying supplies, such as cleaning and disinfectant products and personal protective equipment.
Properly cleaning and disinfecting public spaces will play a key role in making sure the country reopens safely. This tax credit will hopefully give companies an incentive to further invest in their cleaning and disinfecting practices. Not only will this protect public health as stay-at-home orders are lifted, but it will also help support small and local businesses prepare to welcome customers back safely and prevent a resurgence of COVID-19.”