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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Sales Tax Holidays Are a ‘Gimmick,’ Says Tax Policy Expert

Sales tax holidays are gimmicks used by the government for political gain and to distract from real tax reform, according to the Tax Foundation.

A total of 17 states have held or will be holding sale tax holidays in 2012, which is 2 states fewer than the peak of 19 in 2010.

During a ‘sales tax holiday,’ certain goods, often school supplies, are exempted from sales taxes at the state level.



Daddio said...

Everyday is a tax holiday in Delaware! No limits to what you buy or how much you spend, either!

Anonymous said...

I used to go to a few stores in Delaware to shop but their prices were always higher on most items. I stopped when the prices outweighed paying the sales tax.