Another grocery tax decrease took effect on July 1, although it is hooked to the amount of money West Virginia has in its rainy day fund.

The tax dropped from two percent to one percent.

In January, the Consumers Sales and Service and Use Tax decreased from three percent to two percent.

The tax had been six percent.

The next stage would happen in January 2013 when the the tax could drop to zero.

This tax drop doesn't apply to prepared food, soft drinks, or paper products and other consumer items bought at grocery stores.

Those taxes stay at six percent.

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