Lori Hoffman and her friend's daughter, rising third-grader Ronni Sweeney, shop for back-to-school clothes at Belk in Southgate Mall on Saturday.

Corinne Saunders/The Daily Advance

Lori Hoffman and her friend's daughter, rising third-grader Ronni Sweeney, shop for back-to-school clothes at Belk in Southgate Mall on Saturday.

Shoppers miss tax-free weekend

By Corinne Saunders

The Daily Advance

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Shoppers were disappointed, while retailers tried to make the best of no longer having a tax-free weekend in North Carolina.

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The tax free weekend is of no real value.

If you spend $200.00 you only save $13.50. I say do away with the tax free weekend, set a solid and fair tax policy in place, and quit playing taxing games.

There is clamor over raising teacher salaries, over building a $600,000+ bridge, etc. and then I hear those complaining over eliminating a tax free weekend.

Whine, whine, whine.

Agreed

The removal of the Tax-Free holiday is just one of many negative policies our brain-dead legislators have instituted since they came to power.

If you will remember the previous legislature

instituted a "temporary" 1% sales tax increase and bringing our sales tax to 7.75%. Then they wanted to make it permanent. New legislators broadened the tax base and returned NC Total Sales tax back to 6.75%.

You know those places that

You know those places that are offering a 10% off are giving you a better deal than the 7.5% tax rate. Going to Virginia is a option, but the $20 you spend has to question if it is worth it. If you are missing the tax-free weekend, you can always vote for different people that would reinstate it.

And for everyone

Who went to Virginia to buy tax-free, I have to remind you that you are legally obligated to report those purchases and pay use tax on them on your yearly tax return. Blame this Legislature and remember the loss of the tax-free weekend when you vote in November.

And for Melanie

I suppose bringing up such a trite issue helps trick your ego into thinking that you are so much more superior and intellectual than everyone, doesn't it? I bet you've never omitted anything from your tax return, have you? Think about both questions, then face reality. No one really cares about either!

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