8/17/22 - We May Soon Pay Less For School Supplies

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The Governor suggests suspending the state sales tax on school supply items.

LANSING, Mich. — It may not help families this year but maybe in the future.  Many families already have gotten their school supplies and some are back in the classroom , while others begin next week.

Parents and families were expected to spend up to $660 dollars per child on school supplies this year.

Many teachers are paying more to get their classrooms ready for the year.

Governor Whitmer says that part of her MI Back to School Plan, she proposes suspending Michigan's sales tax on school supplies. “As families gear up for the school year, they should be able to get what they need without spending too much money out of pocket,” Whitmer said. “That’s why I’m putting forward the MI Back to School Plan, which includes a proposal to temporarily suspend the sales tax on school supplies. Getting this done would lower costs for parents, teachers, and students right now, and ensure that they have the resources to succeed."

Their are nineteen states that are temporarily suspending sales tax on school supply items. 




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