Taxing Working Families

Tax-Free Holiday for Back-to-School Shopping  CANCELLED

school_bus If it feels like back-to-school shopping costs more this year than last, there’s a good reason.  Raleigh voted to cancel the sales tax holiday as of 2014.

Many families count on those savings to stretch their back-to-school clothing dollars—and we’re not talking about luxurious wardrobes.  Kids grow.  Larger sizes needed.  If you have children, you know all about it.

Why was the tax holiday cancelled?  Budget deficit.  It cost North Carolina a lot to give all those tax breaks to the wealthiest few.  Somebody’s got to pay for it; guess who?