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Wisconsin's first sales tax holiday begins August 1

03 August 2018

This year, the state's Back to School Sales Tax Holiday runs from 12:01 a.m. August 3 to midnight August 5 - that's this Friday through Sunday!

Shoppers won't have to pay sales taxes on clothing, computers and school supplies Wednesday through Sunday.

Back-to-school shopping doesn't have to put the squeeze on mom and dad's budget - if they shop during the sales tax holiday.

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If a customer purchases an exempt item during the "sales tax holiday" and later exchanges the item for the same item (different size, different color, etc.), no additional tax will be due even if the exchange is made after the "sales tax holiday". "It's very heavily trafficked, and right now our traffic is trending up so we are expecting more than a year ago". "A lot of these purchases are the ones people make when they are doing their back to school shopping".

The study also found that OH counties that border other states experienced a 15.48 percent increase in sales tax collection, leading to the conclusion that many out-of-state families traveled to OH to take part in the tax holiday. The sales tax holiday weekend in Florida runs August 3-5, 2018. Definitely keep an eye out on clothing, including work and school uniforms.

More clothing restrictions include cosmetics, handbags, sewing materials and wallets.

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Many retailers said the sales tax-free weekend was their second-biggest shopping weekend of the year, behind Black Friday.

There's a long list of tax-free items, but not everything is exempt, so head to the links below.

"School supplies" - any item normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes, including but not limited to, textbooks, notebooks, paper, writing instruments, crayons, art supplies, rulers, book bags, backpacks, handheld calculators, graphing calculators, chalk, maps and globes.

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Wisconsin's first sales tax holiday begins August 1