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Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 08, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. August 7, 2022. Editorial: Iowa tax holiday should extend to school supplies, most everything else After more than 20 years of administering Iowa’s sales tax holiday weekend in the same way, state officials do not appear interested in...

West Virginia starts back-to-school sales tax holiday

Aug. 05, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents in need of materials for the upcoming school year can save money this weekend during a sales tax holiday. Certain items are exempt from the state sales tax over the four-day period that starts Friday. It includes school-related items...

Illinois gets inflation-relief tax break on school supplies

Aug. 04, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Inflation means stocking up on pencils, notebooks, crayons and clothes for your kids’ return to school is more expensive this year, so Illinois state leaders on Thursday offered a 10-day sales tax reduction on classroom needs. Beginning Friday, the state...

Tennessee back-to-school sales tax-free weekend kicks off

Jul. 29, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is starting a sales tax-free weekend that covers back-to-school needs such as clothing, school supplies and computers. The sales tax holiday runs from Friday through Sunday. It includes general clothing items that cost less than $100 each. School...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jul. 28, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. July 27, 2022. Editorial: Tennessee sales tax holiday begins Friday Tennessee’s traditional sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers is this weekend, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 29, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on...

Missouri posts record surplus for second straight year

Jul. 21, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has more money on hand than ever before, thanks partly to a combination of inflation, higher wages and federal funds. The state closed out its 2022 fiscal year with a general revenue balance of nearly $4.9 billion — more than double the...

Indiana gas tax rising slightly in August despite price drop

Jul. 18, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s sales tax on gasoline will actually rise slightly starting Aug. 1 even though pump prices have dropped more than 11% from a month ago. A total of 62.4 cents per gallon in state taxes will be charged during August, the Indiana Department of Revenue...

Alabama sales tax holiday a boost for families feeling pinch

Jul. 16, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — With inflation driving up costs, some families plan to take advantage of the state’s tax-free holiday on clothes and school supplies this weekend, saying it is vital to purchase all they can while they get the financial break. “This weekend is very...

Kimberly Palmer: How to afford big-ticket items for the year

Jul. 11, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

When Brandy Baxter needed to replace her home’s entire heating and air conditioning system several years ago, she asked contractors if they offered deals at certain times of the year. She learned that if she waited until February, the slow season for such work, she could get a lower price....

Ducey signs 47 bills, vetoes 3, as deadline for action looms

Jul. 06, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed 47 bills from the Legislation session that ended nearly two weeks ago but vetoed three, including a measure that would have asked voters in Maricopa County to extend a sales tax that funds transportation projects. But Ducey...