Sales Tax Holidays Are Good Politics, but Poor Policy, Tax Foundation Argues, as Practice Continues in 19 States

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The sales tax holiday is back in force in 2010, with 19 states announcing tax breaks on selected items, most of which are aimed at “back-to-school” shoppers. In this article, BNA takes a look at a new Tax Foundation report challenging the popular conception that the tax holiday is good for consumers and states' economies.

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