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The Back-to-School Supply Tax

Posted By Bryan Riley On August 17, 2010 @ 1:00 pm In Economics | Comments Disabled

Many states offer “tax holidays” for shoppers during the back-to-school season, but families everywhere still pay extra at the checkout counter due to hidden import taxes [1] that increase the price of everything from sneakers to baseball caps.  We have produced a graphic to help you visualize those import tax rates for some popular back-to-school items.


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[1] hidden import taxes: http://dataweb.usitc.gov/scripts/tariff_current.asp

[2] Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/special_school_supply_tariffs.jpg

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