Love and Marriage: How Much Are You Paying Uncle Sam for Your Wedding [Infographic]?

Love and Marriage: How Much Are You Paying Uncle Sam for Your Wedding [Infographic]?

Average wedding costs are back on the rise with the average cost for tying the knot at about $28,000 in 2012. Newlyweds (or their families) are spending more due to regained confidence in the economy and all the new amenities available for guests (everything from photo booths to cartoonists). Our infographic looks at the average costs of wedding expenses and the sales tax associated with those costs. Full story

The Impact of Back-to-School Sales Tax Day

The Impact of Back-to-School Sales Tax Day

The end of summer is upon us, and for the nation’s parents, that means one thing: back-to-school time. As in years past, stores are heavily promoting pens, notebooks, clothing, and other items families are sure to stock up on over the coming weeks. But what many parents may not be aware of are the sales tax holidays many states offer to make back-to-school shopping more affordable. Full story