Good Question:Why doesn't Kentucky have a free tax weekend?

If you have a child going back to school, you know all those supplies can be expensive.

What if you didn't have to pay any taxes on the things your child needs on the first day of school?

In some states that's the case every year!

Good Question: John in Martin-Why doesn't Kentucky have a free tax weekend?

Busy store aisles and parents armed with a list, it can only add up to one thing-its time for back to school shopping.

"In my day you know you needed a pencil, some paper and a notebook, said Sharon Allen a retired school teacher.

Needing just a few items is not the case anymore and all those supplies can really add up.

That's why some states have gone to a Tax Free weekend during August.

Its a weekend where no sales tax is applied to items like clothing, shoes, and most importantly school supplies.

Kentucky isn't one of them, and its enough to make folks here travel for a good bargain.

"I just came back from Alabama this weekend, they had it and we actually did some back to school shopping there because of that," said one Lexington parent.

There are several states near Kentucky that have a Sales Tax holiday, states like Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.

It seems the idea for a No Sales Tax weekend is always up for debate in Kentucky.

"It would help a whole lot cause I'm getting ready to be unemployed, so every cent can help," said Matt Hadley a Lexington parent.

In the last five years lawmakers have filed at least seven bills asking for one.

It seems though it can never make it to the Kentucky General Assembly.

Lawmakers in Georgia did away with their No Sales Tax weekend this year, blaming it on the extended economic slow down.

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