The Sales Tax Holiday in Georgia: Policymakers’ Motives and Expectations and the Actual Effects |

The Sales Tax Holiday in Georgia: Policymakers’ Motives and Expectations and the Actual Effects

Synopsis:

A sales tax "holiday" is a period of time in which there is a sales tax exemption on the purchases of selected consumer goods. States governments in the United States increasingly are adopting sales tax holidays as a policy tool to provide tax relief and stimulate local economy. Professor Li will analyze the sales tax holiday in the state of Georgia and discuss the following issues:
- The motives of Georgia policymakers for adopting sales tax holidays;
- Georgia policymakers' expectations about the probable policy outcomes;
- How the policy works in practice.

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Speaker(s):

Hui Li, Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University

Date:
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Time:
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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