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Taxfree Weekend …

… is what we had this weekend – something absolutely incomprehensible for someone from Germany. I don’t exactly what is exempt from sales tax on such a weekend, but as far s I know it is, among others, clothing and school material on such a “tax holiday“. And here it’s usually on the third weekend of August. It is, unfortunately, limited to items that don’t cost more than $100. But still …

Btw, in Texas there was another tax holiday, for energy star products, in May this year.

6 responses to “Taxfree Weekend …

  1. We don’t have a tax holiday here in California either. Occasionally an individual store will have a tax holiday, and sometimes the State of California has an Amnesty Day for those tax scofflaws who haven’t paid their state incomes taxes.

  2. What a pitty we don`t have such a tax holiday in England. I desperately need one!

    LoL from sunny Norfolk
    Klausbernd🙂

    • Hi Klausbernd,
      Thanks for taking your time to stop by and leave a comment. That tax holiday certainly is a good thing, even if it only applies to (some) articles of clothing, and some school supplies and not to items of over $100 apiece. I should have planned better, to mybe get some stuff without the sales tax, too, even that is only 8,25% here in Texas and not, as VAT in Germany, 19%.
      Take care, have a good one, and my regards to Dina [who, I hope, has arrived safely by now], and the two bookfairies,
      Pit

  3. I understand that the tax holiday is usually for children going back to school to make things a little more affordable … today it’s incredible how much it costs to raise a child. It may only be for $100 in one store but the next store has another $100 tax holiday as well. I don’t know that it helps much to tell you the truth. But every little bit helps.

    • Hi,
      Thanks for taking your time to stop by and write a comment. I agree, it IS incredibly expensive to raise a child, here in the US as well as in Germany. For Germany, the statistics say that raising a child and getting it through high school and college is equivalent to building a one-family house. We don’t have a tax holiday in Germany, though, and the sales tax gthere is 19%! 😦
      Take care, and have a good one,
      Pit

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