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Sales Tax Hike To Start Oct. 8

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Sales Tax Hike To Start Oct. 8

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

Buy those electronics fast!

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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