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New Jersey Plans to Suspend Sales Tax Temporarily on Back-to-School Supplies

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New Jersey will suspend sales-tax collections for 10 days on back-to-school purchases, saving buyers about $75 million, Governor Phil Murphy said.

The discount, which will be in effect from Aug. 27 to Sept. 5, will apply to basic goods as well as higher-priced items such as computers, the governor said Wednesday in Red Bank, where he was flanked by fellow Democrats from the legislature.