Retailers Cash in on Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Sales tax on school, emergency supplies to take holiday Aug. 3-5

Not all "back-to-school" items are included on that list.

The sales tax holiday lasts from August 1 to August 5 on certain items, according to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

If you are looking to get some back-to-school supplies, there will be no other time better than this weekend. In April, Gov. Scott Walker used a partial veto to extend the period to five days.

It wasn't a holiday from work, but the sales tax holiday weekend in Tennessee has many retailers smiling today. Combining the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday with our $100-Per-Child Tax Rebate can help families across Wisconsin offset some of those costs.

You can also get the qualified items online, tax free.

State officials estimate the sales tax holiday will reduce state revenue by up to $16.9 million in 2020.

Customers do not need to be a student or have a student to participate in the sales.

Exempted items during tax-free weekend include shoes and clothing under $100 per item, computers under $1,000, computer hardware under $500 and school supplies under $30 per item.

Most delivery charges are included in the tax base for the sales tax and the use tax. Items normally sold in pairs shall not be separated to qualify for the exemption.

The tax-free weekend offers great savings on hundreds of items, but not everything is exempt, such as watches, radios, CD players, headphones, and sporting equipment.

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