Charleston Daily Mail: Remembering the Sales Tax Holiday

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By Jared Hunt

With students set to return to school this month, many parents are once again going through their annual ritual of back-to-school shopping.

It might not be an enjoyable experience, if Huntington Bank’s latest “Backpack Index” price gauge — which estimated some parents could pay up to 20 percent more for supplies this year — was right.

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a national non-partisan, nonprofit think tank, called the holidays “a boondoggle.”

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The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a national non-partisan, nonprofit think tank, called the holidays “a boondoggle.” - See more at: http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20140804/DM05/140809789/1280#sthash.UIZ0NoOR.dpuf