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Perdue wants to keep sales tax holidays

February 19, 2003 

 (Atlanta-AP) -- Governor Perdue wants to keep the popular sales tax holidays that cost the state and local governments nearly $21 milion last year. He said yesterday he is not committing to making the days permanent but wants to hold them again this year.

The move comes despite the state's budget crunch and the threat of two tax increases. This year's two sales tax holidays will be similar to last year's. They will begin the buying for the Easter season and back-to-school shopping.

Perdue spokeswoman Erin O'Brien says the tax holidays will run from 12:01 a.m. on March 28th to midnight March 29th and the same times August first and second.

The items also will be the same as last year. The sales tax exemptions will apply to certain types of clothing, footwear, computers and school supplies. Former Governor Roy Barnes pushed through legislation last year to give a boost to the sluggish economy.

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