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WDAM Viewpoint- Tax Holiday

Back to school time means more expense pressure on the household budget for parents.  That is especially true during the economic times in which we find ourselves.  However, every little bit helps, and today through tomorrow shoppers can take advantage of a sales break on clothing and footwear until midnight.  Each item that is eligible for the tax break most cost less than $100 and items such as athletic or recreational gear, jewelry, handbags, wallets and watches are not included.  School supplies and computers are also not eligible for the tax break.  Frankly that doesn't make a lot of sense if we are trying to give a really nice break to families with children in school…but it is certainly better than nothing.  Also, many stores are having sales that compliment the tax holiday and make for even larger savings.  This evening and tomorrow are good times for shopping for certain items needed for the school year and we just wanted to remind you so that you would remember to take advantage if possible.  I'm Jim Cameron and that's today's Viewpoint.  Let us know what's on your mind.

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