How to buy flea markets without getting hit with the flea tax
The Department of Agriculture and Food and Nutrition is working on a new rule that would require the owners of flea-market stalls to pay a fee to the federal government.
That would go into effect on April 20.
The Department said it was developing a rule that was finalized last week and that it would likely take three to five years to finalize.
A flea license holder has until July 31 to pay the fee, and they must do so by May 31.
The Department of the Interior and Related Agencies said the fee will help combat flea control costs by eliminating the costs of fleas that can be transmitted from the animals that enter the country and that are not vaccinated.
In 2016, the government began issuing license holders with a tax on flea products, but that fee has not been fully implemented.
The fee has increased for 2016 because of the spike in flea infestations in the past few months, according to a news release from the Department of Interior and related agencies.
“Flea-trading activity is on the rise,” said Jason Stansfield, the department’s inspector general.
“Many flea sellers will not be able to afford to have their fleas tested.
Many are unable to afford flea sprayers and flea traps because they are out of pocket, unable to hire additional staff to conduct flea inspections, and unable to pay vendors for additional staff.”
“If flea owners cannot afford to pay, flea parasites will find a new home and spread more easily than they could otherwise,” he added.
“There are also potential economic effects to be expected from a large increase in the cost of testing.”
In its statement, the Department said the fees will help to fund programs that help states fight the spread of fleAids.
It said that the fees also help prevent flea transmission and prevent infections from other diseases, such as Lyme disease.
The department said that because it has no regulatory authority over the use of fleabag stamps, the tax will not apply to other federal programs that are already taxing and taxing stamps.
The agency said the tax would not affect any other federal or state programs.