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Sales tax holiday proposal gets hearing

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MADISON (AP) -- A proposal that creates sales tax holiday weekends in August and November for certain items purchased in Wisconsin is up for a public hearing.

The Republican-backed bill was scheduled for a hearing Tuesday before an Assembly committee.

One sales tax holiday would be the first weekend in August. Sales taxes would not be collected on clothes and school supplies costing less than $75, computers less than $2,000, school computer supplies costing less than $250 and instructional material sold for less than $300.

Sales taxes would also not be collected the first weekend in November on Energy Star qualified products, such as energy-efficient appliances.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has voiced support for the idea, but Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says some Senate Republicans view it as a gimmick.

 

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