Today's Monday Map presents data from the report on sales tax holidaySales tax holidays are periods of time when selected goods are exempted from state (and sometimes local) sales taxes. Such holidays have become an annual event in many states, with exemptions for such targeted products as back-to-school supplies, clothing, computers, hurricane preparedness supplies, and more. s we released this morning, Sales Tax Holidays: Politically Expedient but Poor Tax Policy. 17 states have held or will hold sales taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. holidays in 2012; geographically most of them are in the South.
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