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Kansas Lawmakers Consider ‘Tax Holiday’ Bill

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Kansas considers sales tax holiday.

TOPEKA, Kan. — If a new bill is passed, Kansas shoppers will no longer have to cross the state line to save money during Missouri’s sales tax holiday. That’s because Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would give Kansas its own sales tax holiday.

If passed, sales tax holiday in Kansas would begin every year at midnight on the first Thursday in August. The bill would nix the sales tax on all clothing purchases under $300, school supply purchases over $100 and computers under $2,000.

Opponents of the bill, including the Kansas Association of Counties and the Kansas Association of School Boards, believe the bill would hamper local government budgets.

Analysts estimate the bill would cost Kansas about $6.7 million. Opponents said that money would better benefit Kansas schools.

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