Sales Tax Hike To Start Oct. 8

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The sales tax increase is set to last five years and is expected to raise $580 million. (Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel/Staff Photographer)

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Philadelphia's sales tax hike will go into effect on Oct. 8, according to Janel Miller, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

The sales tax will go from 7 cents to 8 cents on the dollar. Two cents will come to the city and the rest to the state. The increase -- which was approved last week by the state legislature to help the city balance the budget -- is set to last five years and is expected to bring $580 million during the time.
 

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