Eye Glasses to be Exempt from Sales Tax?

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would exempt prescription eyeglasses and contacts from state’s sales tax has cleared its final hurdle and is on its way to the governor’s desk. If signed by Gov. Butch Otter, glasses would be exempt beginning July 1 and contacts would fall under the exemption the following year. The bill is estimated to cost the state more than $2.8 million in revenue per year.