MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A group of Vermont senators has proposed legislation that would give sales and property transfer tax breaks to help with recovery from Tropical Storm Irene.
The measure calls for a holiday from Vermont's 6 percent sales tax on Aug. 28 - the first anniversary of the day Irene hit. A weeklong sales tax holiday, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, would apply to home weatherization items.
It also allows people who purchase mobile homes to replaces ones lost in the storm to skip paying the usual sales or property transfer taxes. The homes have to be purchased between last Aug. 28 and this June 30.
The proposal was launched by Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, Democratic Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell, and other leaders of both parties.