Saturday is first sales tax free day


Shoppers visiting Petersburg businesses this Saturday, May 5 will receive a 6-percent savings on their purchases. The city council granted a sales tax free day as requested by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce on March 19.

Retail sales of both goods and services purchased and received on May 5, 2012 are exempt from the city sales tax.

According to information from the City of Petersburg the only taxable sales on that day will be for rentals greater than one day and sales made by the City. The city bed tax will remain at 4% on that day.

Many Petersburg businesses will be offering special p...

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