LANSING, Mich., Aug. 17, 2022 —  Gov. Gretchen Witmer released a plan yesterday to provide families with a tax holiday on back-to-school supplies. Last year, state Reps. Nate Shannon (D-Sterling Heights) and Matt Koleszar (D-Plymouth) introduced a similar tax holiday bill. This tax initiative directly assists families, teachers and students in preparing for the upcoming school year by alleviating some of the financial burden. Nineteen other states implemented temporary tax holidays to help schools and students diminish the extra tax burden on those goods. Tax-exempt student items include clothing, school supplies — such as notebooks, pencils, binders, calculators and lunchboxes — personal computers, and personal computer accessories. After the announcement, Shannon made the following statement: 

“Education is the foundation of our society. It is important our kids, family members, neighbors and students are prepared to head back into the classroom. School supplies help promote creativity, knowledge, active learning and a healthy Michigan future. This tax holiday will assist struggling families and help secure better learning for our students. This is a win for all students and teachers.“