As the beginning of the school year rolls around, it is time for the daunting task of back-to-school shopping. This year 16 different states are offering “tax holidays” for shoppers during back-to-school shopping.

Did you know; however, that once at the checkout counter you still pay extra, this can be attributed to hidden import taxes. These taxes increase everything from socks to bubble gum. For a catchy visual go to Heritage’s website. The feds are even taking a bite out of your snickers bar!