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Published January 31, 2011, 03:22 PM

ND House Rejects Sales Tax Break for Clothing

North Dakota's House has rejected a proposal for a three-day sales tax "holiday" on clothes in August, just before the start of school.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's House has rejected a proposal for a three-day sales tax "holiday" on clothes in August, just before the start of school.

Northwood Rep. Wayne Trottier says local governments didn't want to lose the local sales tax revenue.

Trottier says North Dakotans want permanent tax cuts instead of a tax cut that just lasts three days.

Minot Rep. Larry Bellew introduced the bill. He says it would help families save money when they're buying school clothes.

Bellew says North Dakota offers sales tax refunds to shoppers from Montana and Canada, and the state should do the same for its own residents.

Another bill in the Legislature would exempt clothes from the sales tax. It gets its first hearing Tuesday.

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