FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) - If some South Carolina lawmakers have their way, shoppers there won't have a weekend of tax free savings this year.
For 12 years, the state has offered a weekend a year where shoppers can save money on back-to-school items like supplies, clothes, and electronics used for education.
We spoke with Rep. Tommy Stringer of SC who says the measure is part of a tax plan that would ultimately benefit SC consumers.
"Anytime you have an artificial market created like to you with the weekend, sales tax free weekend, you give retailers the ability to jack up prices. We hope people would realize, over the long term they would actually be able to save money being able to buy whatever they wanted to versus doing it all in one weekend," said Representative Stringer, who is the principal author of the tax plan.
The plan includes 7 other measures according to the state GOP website,
The package consists of seven major reforms: