Dawn Starns, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, released the following statement today concerning the Aug. 5-6 sales tax discount:
“In the past, Louisiana shoppers have gotten a sales tax holiday, where they didn’t pay any state sales tax on back-to-school clothes and supplies. It really got shoppers fired up and helped drive traffic to the stores. This year’s temporary tax reduction is fine, but a ‘discount’ is not going to get people nearly as excited as a ‘holiday’ would, and that’s going to hurt a lot of small-businesses that normally see a nice, late-summer bump.
“Our members understand why legislators cancelled this year’s tax holiday, and we hope they keep their word and reinstate the full tax holiday once Louisiana’s budget crisis is over.”
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