Sales tax holidays are not good policy

Back-to-school sales are just around the corner,  if not already here. How about a “sale” on sales taxes? Some states have at various times waived sales taxes on various items, such as school supplies, for a limited amount of time.

The Tax Foundation reports that having a tax holiday is not a good idea. Tax holidays don’t do much for the economy, are complicated to administer, and have discriminatory effects. As far as I can tell, Kansas has not had such a holiday.

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