If you live in Pennsylvania and have been holding off on buying a new Mac, you might want to consider doing so very soon.
The state will be holding another “Tax-Free PC PLUS Holiday” from Aug. 5-12, 2001. During this time, computers and accessories can be purchased with no state or local sales tax. Pennsylvania is doing this to make the state a global technology leader, according to an online message from Governor Tom Ridge. He writes:
“It will help our families to bring technology into their lives. And it will help Pennsylvania to become a global technology leader. Our first tax-free PC opportunities last year were an overwhelming success. Retailers likened store traffic and sales to Black Friday — traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.
“It’s so important for our children to have access to computers at a young age, where they can learn the skills that will carry them into the technology-driven workforce of the 21st century. And we want their parents and grandparents to feel comfortable using computers, too, so they also can enjoy the benefits of being online.
“That means we need to do a better job of getting computers, PC peripherals and Internet access into their homes. But we also know that computers are big-ticket items. They’re not cheap. The average cost of a new computer and related equipment is nearly $1,800. So, this tax cut will save our consumer more than $100 on that purchase. Plus, as with the first tax-free week, we’re working with our retailers to create additional sales at the time of the tax holiday so consumers can save a lot more.”
You can learn more about Pennsylvania’s tax holiday at the
Tax-Free PC PLUS Holiday Web site. (Thanks to MacCentral reader Walt Atwood for the heads-up on this info.)