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Iowa sales tax holiday on Aug. 7-8 targets back-to-school shopping; event draws Nebraskans


COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Iowa's annual sales tax holiday set to coincide with back-to-school shopping also brings Nebraskans looking for bargains across the Missouri River.

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports (http://bit.ly/1IfxMVH ) that Iowa's sales tax holiday this year is being held Aug. 7-8. Nebraska doesn't have a sales tax holiday, although the idea has been kicked around from time to time by Nebraska lawmakers.

The Iowa holiday allows shoppers to buy select clothing and footwear priced at less than $100 without paying sales tax or local option taxes. The two days are usually among the best of the year for Iowa retailers.

Although the sales tax holiday falls during the back-to-school shopping season, the tax exemption applies to merchandise for adults, too.

Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com

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