Friday, Oct. 12 declared sales tax-free day
Petersburg City Council voted to declare Friday, Oct. 12 as the second sales tax-free day for 2012.
Resolution 2026 sets the date for the tax-free day and clarifies that merchants may choose to option out of the sales tax-free day if they desire.
“This was a wonderful opportunity for Petersburg businesses,” business owner and Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee Chair Savann Guthrie said. “Even with the loss of the tax revenue to the City, this is a great way to bring in business for the community.”
The first sales tax-free day was held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Spring Market.
This tax-free day comes before the holiday season and is hoped to jump-start the community into shopping mode.