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  • Mr. Robyn said the holidays add complexity to tax collections, distort individual buying decisions and amount to government meddling in the market to benefit a segment of consumers — policies enacted more for winning elections than tax equity.

    Va shoppers get tax break, governments lose cash →

  • "Policymakers and lawmakers like to say there's a big economic benefit from sales tax holidays, that they boost sales and are a great boom for business, ... but it's mostly just an illusion," Mr. Robyn said. "Studies have shown that sales tax holidays really just shift the timing of purchases."

    Va shoppers get tax break, governments lose cash →

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