Wisconsin legislators consider launching two sales tax holidays

by Chuck January 30, 2014

Wisconsin legislators sales tax holidays

Wisconsin legislators reviewed proposals this month for two possible sales tax holidays later in the year. During these holidays, Wisconsin shoppers would not have to pay sales taxes on certain purchases.

The first holiday would be the first weekend in August and cover some back-to-school items like clothes, school supplies and computers. The second holiday would be the first weekend in November and would cover energy efficient appliances like Energy Star qualified products.

This proposal was met with mixed reviews. Some lawmakers thought the holidays would be a good way to stimulate the economy while others thought these proposals were a bit too much of a gimmick and the government should focus on reducing the overall sales tax rate instead.

Read more at weau.com

Charles F. Spielmann


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