5 sales tax holidays begin Friday –here’s how you can save big

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Friday, July 1, begins the start of five tax-free holidays included in a tax-relief package Gov. DeSantis signed into law in early May. The exemptions apply to both in-store and online purchases. Jim Zingale, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Revenue, said this is an opportunity for families to save big. … Read more

Cayuga County lawmakers want to hear from towns, villages before OKing gas tax cap | Local News | Auburn, NY | Auburnpub.com

Cayuga County legislators are considering ideas to provide gas tax relief, but first want to hear from town and village leaders about how their municipalities would be affected by the lost sales tax revenue. The Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee tabled any action until July after hearing a presentation from Mary Beth Leeson, the county’s … Read more

How to save money as consumer prices keep rising

Consumers continue to be hammered by rising prices, with the latest inflation data showing the biggest monthly increase in over 40 years. Despite the bad news, there are still ways to lessen the burden on your wallet. And in one encouraging development, the price of some appliances is starting to come down as retailers confront … Read more

New trends drive some retail areas amid COVID

People enjoy their leisure time at a camping site in Chongqing on June 4. [Photo by ZHAI MINGBIN/FOR CHINA DAILY] Sales related to gardening, high-end camping, cooking and wellness on rise Despite pressure on consumer spending caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some market sectors have been given a boost by the growth of new trends. … Read more

Save money on last-minute disaster prep items

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The two-week tax-free holiday is coming to a close Friday. Take advantage of the savings and pick up last-minute items you may need to complete your disaster preparedness kit. The Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday started May 28, and the Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1. It’s always a good idea to … Read more

Florida hurricane tax’holiday’ adds pet supplies

article TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ―――― With a sales-tax “holiday” starting this weekend, Floridians can save a few dollars on pet supplies as they stockpile other needs for the upcoming hurricane season. The state’s two-week disaster-preparedness tax holiday will begin Saturday and, for the first time, shoppers will be able to avoid paying sales taxes on numerous … Read more

Amazon Prime Day Is Moved to July. Can That Help Get Amazon Stock Back on Track?

Text size Items in’Amazon Prime’ branded packaging Leon Neal / Getty Images Amazon.com Announced that Prime Day will be held in July this year. Analysts said the shopping event full of deals for Prime members could be a catalyst to push the stock higher. Shares of the tech and online retailing giant fell sharply Friday, … Read more

Texas to waive sales tax on emergency supplies April 23-25

AUSTIN, Texas ―――― Texans will be able to purchase emergency supplies tax-free next weekend to help prepare for severe weather. The sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 am on Saturday, April 23 and ends at midnight on Monday, April 25. The state Comptroller’s office estimates shoppers will save more than $ 1.5 million in state … Read more

Once a retail giant, Kmart down to three US stores after NJ closing

article A Kmart store is seen on September 22, 2016 in Miami, Florida. AVENEL, NJ ―――― The familiar sights and sounds are still there: the scuffed and faded floor tiles, the relentless beige-on-beige color scheme, the toddlers’ clothes and refrigerators, and pretty much everything in between. There’s even a canned recording that begins, “Attention, Kmart … Read more

Once a retail giant, Kmart down to three US stores after NJ closing

article A Kmart store is seen on September 22, 2016 in Miami, Florida. AVENEL, NJ ―――― The familiar sights and sounds are still there: the scuffed and faded floor tiles, the relentless beige-on-beige color scheme, the toddlers’ clothes and refrigerators, and pretty much everything in between. There’s even a canned recording that begins, “Attention, Kmart … Read more