Wisconsin's first sales tax holiday begins August 1

Virginia Carson
August 3, 2018

Senate Bill 226 has established the tax-free weekend as a permanent day.

Qualifying items in Missouri include clothing and shoes under $100, school supplies under $50 per transaction, computer software under $350, and computers under $1,500. "As a result of this tax relief effort, many working families in our state will be more empowered to send their children to school ready to learn".

Starting Wednesday, the Badger State is having a "sales tax holiday", meaning certain items are exempt from the state's 5 percent sales tax. "It's also big because it's right before fair, so everybody is wanting to rush in and get their back to school shopping finished".

Shoppers across the state are expected to hit the stores Friday and Saturday during Iowa's Tax Free Weekend.

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However, this year, she said, there are already middle-aged shoppers who are now shopping and looking to come back during the tax-free weekend to get additional discounts. There is no limit to how many items can be purchased during the tax-free weekend.

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

Some restrictions do apply - single clothing items over $75 and individual back to school supplies over $20 will be taxed.

Democrats have decried the holiday as an election-year gimmick.

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Louisiana's Department of Revenue estimates the sales tax holidays would have cost the state $5.2 million in taxes this year.

"They're losing a ton of money when they do this", Lumley said.

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

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