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Claire Janowski

READER SUBMITTED: Rep. Janowski Proposed Adding School Supplies To Tax-Free Week

State Representative Claire Janowski (D-Vernon, Rockville) proposed adding school supplies to the list of products that are exempt during the states annual Sales Tax Free Week. During one week in August, most items of clothing and footwear selling for less than $300 are exempt from the state sales and use tax.

The issue was brought to my attention by a constituent in my district as well as a number of teachers who find themselves purchasing school supplies at their own expense for use by students in their classrooms whose parents may not be able to afford the cost, Rep. Janowski said.

Including school supplies in the tax free week would provide some relief to parents,...