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VOL. 123 | NO. 35 | Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lawmakers Want to Move Sales Tax Holiday Away From Easter Weekend

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NASHVILLE (AP) - State lawmakers want to move next month's sales tax holiday so it won't fall on Easter weekend.

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday unanimously advanced the rescheduled sales tax holiday to a full floor vote.

If approved by both chambers of the General Assembly and signed by the governor, the new dates for the sale tax holiday would be April 25 to April 27. It is currently scheduled for March 21 to March 23.

The sales tax break applies to clothing, school supplies and computers.

Read SB2730 on the Legislature's Web site at http://www.legislature.state.tn.us

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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