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Kallie Frappier, McHenry, N.D., Published February 07 2013

Letter: It’s time for ND to scrap sales tax on clothing

In response to the Jan. 28 article titled “N.D. Legislature considers scrapping sales tax on clothes”:

I feel that eliminating this tax would be very beneficial to everyone involved. This law would provide tax relief for everyone regardless of income, which is ideal because it does not upset anybody. Also, it would increase the number of people who would stay in North Dakota to shop instead of going to Montana or Minnesota, where there is no tax on clothing.

North Dakota cities that have places to shop for clothes such as Fargo and Grand Forks are only minutes away from neighboring Minnesota cities where people can buy clothes for less. Eliminating the tax would definitely increase the appeal to stay in-state to shop.

Finally, our state already has a huge monetary surplus of close to $2 billion. We already pay taxes on a variety of other things, so why can we not just have this one break on clothes? The people of North Dakota have worked hard to create this surplus; we deserve to get a reward for that.