Lawmakers propose tax-free weekend on back to school supplies
08/25/2013 03:13 PM
Going back to school isn’t just tough on kids, who have to shake off the easy days of summer. It’s also tough on parents’ wallets.
So some lawmakers are renewing their idea to give them a vacation from sales tax.
Rep. Rick Nelson, D-Middlesboro, has prefiled a bill to create a three-day tax free weekend in August in which school supplies would be exempt from Kentucky’s 6 percent sales tax.
The proposal has been brought before the General Assembly in the past, but has failed because it carries a cost. But lawmakers say the proposal could be a boon for Kentucky businesses, especially some along the border of other states such as Tennessee that offer such a tax-free weekend. Here’s what they’re saying about the proposal:
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