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House Passes Sales Tax Holiday

By Alabama Public Radio

Montgomery, AL – Back-to-school shoppers are hoping to get a tax break later this year. The state House has passed a bill to create a sales tax holiday during the first full weekend in August. That includes Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The bill would exempt sales taxes on all school supplies, clothes costing less than 100 dollars per item and computer equipment under 750 dollars. The bill also would allow cities and counties to exempt their sales taxes on those days. Representative Mac Gipson sponsors the bill. He says he believes the lost tax revenue will be replaced by increased spending.

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