NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Some state lawmakers are considering changing the dates for the upcoming tax-free shopping weekend after complaints from shoppers and religious leaders that it falls on Easter.
State Sen. Tim Burchett, R-Knoxville, is among the legislators hoping to push the dates back a month to April 25-27 from Easter weekend.
Complaints have persisted even though media have reported the Easter dates since last year.
Tax-free weekends let buyers shop without paying local and state sales taxes for three days in spring and fall.
According to estimates from the state Revenue Department, the perk has saved Tennessee residents as much as $15 million each of the three holidays since August 2006.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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