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Play the Pa. sales tax revenue match game

Written by Ed Mahon and Buffy Andrews, York Daily Record | Mar 23, 2015 3:00 PM

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(Harrisburg) -- Dozens of new goods and services would be subject to the state sales tax, under Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget. Wolf is also calling for increasing the state sales tax from 6 percent to 6.6 percent.

Wolf's proposed sales tax increase is part of a budget plan that includes a personal income tax increase, as well as reductions in school property taxes and certain business taxes.

Eliminating certain sales tax exemptions is expected to generate about $3 billion in the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to a Wednesday memo from Eileen McNulty, acting secretary of the state Department of Revenue. That estimate is based on a 6.6 percent rate.

Wolf's proposal would keep certain sales tax exemptions, including for grocery store food, most clothing and footwear, prescription drugs and tuition for college and vocational training, according to the department.

Here is a look at how much revenue the proposed expansions would generate for different categories:

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