Shopping and travel are summer staples. They also involve taxes, as discussed last week at my other tax blog.
The annual round of August back-to-school state sales tax holidays began this weekend. Sixteen states have waived sales taxes on a variety of purchases.
Also last week, travelers who thought they might get a refund of airline ticket taxes when the Federal Aviation Administration authorization lapsed in July got bad new last week.
Through some procedural maneuvers, a recessed Senate approved the House FAA bill, retroactively reinstating myriad ticket taxes. Since the taxes officially never lapsed, the ticket tax refunds are no longer available.
You can check out new posts each Tuesday and Thursday at my Bankrate Taxes Blog. And you can find a wrap-up here at the ol' tax blog each Saturday.
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