HARRISBURG – Sen. Lisa Boscola of Lehigh & Northampton Counties intends to introduce legislation creating a two-month sales tax holiday in PA. If successful, the state will not be collecting the 6% sales tax in June or July of this year. Boscola said, “It is pretty clear everyone is hurting from the effects of inflation. Whether you are a teacher, police officer, iron worker, warehouse worker, retiree or recent college grad, everything you need is more expensive.” She added that price increases are impacting everyone’s bottom line and while state government can not fix monetary policy or national product shortages, we can find ways to help our families without creating red tape. This past January, the annual inflation rate in the United States accelerated 7.5% – the highest since February of 1982. PA is projected to run $ 2+ billion surpluses this year and next. Boscola says this proposed tax holiday, over the summer months, will allow all families to enjoy a few extra dollars in their pockets.

SEN. LISA BOSCOLA