Christmas trees will be more expenisve this holiday season
POSTED: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 6:54pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 6:59pm
NBC NEWS — It's going to cost you a little bit more to deck the halls this holiday season.
The White House is imposing a 15-cent tax on Christmas trees.
Government officials say the tax will charge producer and importers of the trees, if they sell more than 500 a year.
The tax is to pay for a new government board tasked with promoting the Christmas tree industry. The Federal Register says the new panel will launch programs to research and strengthen the industry.