So, a great thing has happened here in this state

@snowy22315 (137721)
United States
June 22, 2022 11:09am CST
The grocery tax was eliminated.... Virginia was one I think of only 8 states who had a grocery tax, as if things didn't cost enough already.. The only bad part of this is that it won't go into effect until Jan of 2023. I am happy to see this though, and the only reason really I voted for the current Governor. Can't wait until January! Has anything good happened in your state or territory lately?
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@Kandae11 (45490)
22 Jun
Why do they have to wait until 2023 ?
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
It was just passed, and is part of the upcoming budget for next year. Besides stores need a chance to adjust their registers and so forth.
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@mythociate (20571)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
22 Jun
They probably have their budgets before that all finalized and voted-through.
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@Kandae11 (45490)
22 Jun
@RubyHawk (62651)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jun
We have groceries tax. I haven’t heard or was rescinded.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
You would know if they were planning to rescind it.
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@RubyHawk (62651)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jun
@snowy22315 I don’t think it will ever happen.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
@RubyHawk There may still be some local taxes, but the state tax was the biggest one.
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@Sojourn (13198)
• India
22 Jun
What the hell is a grocery tax? Good riddance anyways.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
A tax that goes to the state for purchasing groceries. This state doesn't need it. There is a huge budget surplus, largely from Covid monies that didn't need to be spent.
@Sojourn (13198)
• India
22 Jun
@snowy22315 I still cannot see the logic behind the tax, as if grocery is like gold and you need to pay extra tax for that.
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@CarolDM (186515)
• United States
22 Jun
@Sojourn We are taxed to the max here in the US.
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@aninditasen (5807)
• Raurkela, India
23 Jun
My country has reduced the taxes on petrol and diesel. I think this will reduce the prices of essential commodities and cooking gas.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
23 Jun
Good, Biden wants a Federal Tax holiday but the stupid Congress is opposing it. Argggh!
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• Raurkela, India
24 Jun
@snowy22315 A tax commotion I think goes on in most of the countries.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
24 Jun
@aninditasen Well, this is a good tax commotion. OH well the Fed tax holiday would be good anyway.
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@mythociate (20571)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
22 Jun
This doesn't apply to me directly, so I'm not sure how "good" it is; but President Biden called for a brief-vacation on 'paying taxes for gas.' (though some economists think it's a bad idea).
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
Yes, I thought I saw that had passed, but couldn't find anything about it in news stories. We need this! People need to be able to drive.
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@mythociate (20571)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
22 Jun
@snowy22315 Yeah, but ... The Federal gas-tax is 'a drop in the bucket' (18 cents-per-gallon, with most State-taxes exponentially higher); and it'll be 'hard times' AFTER the vacation (as it usually IS when you get back from a vacation)
https://www.reuters.com/breakingviews/gas-tax-holiday-accomplishes-little-costs-lot-2022-06-22/
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
@mythociate Hey, don't look a gift horse in the mouth!
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@dgobucks226 (30292)
24 Jun
Your current Governor has a lot of common sense and seems to have the best interests of his citizens in mind when making decisions. And his opposition to CRT education in schools and other radical indoctrination of youngsters is admirable! Nice to have a politician who actually listens to what the majority of constituents wants.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
24 Jun
He's OK, I don't tend to vote for Republicans. He had alot of unwholesome ideas about kids going maskless in school and so forth when Covid was still quite problematic, but it seems to have worked out OK.
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@dgobucks226 (30292)
24 Jun
@snowy22315 Although Covid is a threat to anyone, kids seem to be least likely to have adverse effects from the virus. Their symptoms if they have them, are not even as bad as the flu, thus the reason not to subject young children to masks. Since their lungs are not yet fully developed to wear them for hours on end, it was a smart and common-sense decision by the Governor to leave it to the parents to decide on whether to mask or not.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
24 Jun
@dgobucks226 Too much of a risk in my opinion. Even if they weren't affected personally, they could have brought the virus home to someone more susceptible.
@LadyDuck (392892)
• Switzerland
23 Jun
We have a grocery tax here, not a lot and not on every grocery item.
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@LadyDuck (392892)
• Switzerland
23 Jun
@snowy22315 There is only a sale tax on grocery that it is the same for all Switzerland, it is 2.5% on most items, nothing on bread, milk, baby milk and some other things.
@thelme55 (75198)
• Germany
22 Jun
That is a great news. I have heard nothing good here yet.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
Fingers crossed!
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@thelme55 (75198)
• Germany
22 Jun
@snowy22315 Yes, fingers crossed.
@sharon6345 (315930)
• United States
22 Jun
I hope that kicks in just in time to save people the holiday shopping.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
No, it won't be until after the holidays. However, it might not be too late to get some after Christmas bargains.
@sharon6345 (315930)
• United States
22 Jun
@snowy22315 I am pretty sure of it.
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@RebeccasFarm (65339)
• United States
23 Jun
What? That is fantastic. Nothing good here right as yet
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
23 Jun
Yeah, it will help.
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• United States
23 Jun
I didn't know any state had a grocery tax. That will help a lot. YAY!
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
23 Jun
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@JudyEv (278380)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Jun
I wonder if we have a grocery tax here. And I wonder why it's imposed unless it's just a way to make money.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
23 Jun
Oh who knows how they are spending your tax dollars really?
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@CarolDM (186515)
• United States
22 Jun
I read about a few states doing this. I hope it helps.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
I hope so too
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@Juliaacv (66869)
• Canada
22 Jun
That is great news, especially when groceries are on the rise as much as they are.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
Yes, I am pleased.
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@marlina (146435)
• Canada
22 Jun
Nothing good around taxes are.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
Biden repealed the Federal Gas tax too. That is awesome
@1creekgirl (31847)
• United States
22 Jun
Congrats! Every amount helps these days.
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@snowy22315 (137721)
• United States
22 Jun
That is true!
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@dya80dya (26426)
23 Jun
This tax is weird. We don't have it here.
@dodo19 (45999)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 Jun
It's definitely good news for you guys.
@cacay1 (70780)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun
That's good news worth to wait. Nothing good happened here every day gasoline soars commodities get crazy.
@jobelbojel (29768)
• Philippines
23 Jun
I hope something like this will happen in my country.