Sales tax holidays scrapped as school shopping begins

Sales tax holidays scrapped as school shopping begins

Sales tax holidays scrapped as school shopping begins

Walker stated some of the surplus should be returned to tax payers in the form of a sales tax holiday.

State Rep. Paula Davis, R-Baton Rouge, who authored Act 1 from the third Special Session of the year, said the sales tax holidays weren't discussed in the debate on her bill "because it was already a dead issue".

As back to school shopping starts up, state sales tax is dropping off some items.

School supplies are tax-free as long as each item is under $75.

Back in January, Walker stopped at the La Crosse Airport, holding a Spider-Man backpack touting the sales tax holiday, along with the recently completed $100 per child tax credit - which pundits also called an election gimmick. But in 2013 North Carolina chose to end the annual holiday.

However, some cities, including Joplin, Carthage, Carl Junction, Mount Vernon, Cassville, and Springfield will still collect city sales tax. The move is expected to cost the state almost $15 million in lost revenue.

On top of the back to school sales already going on shoppers can save an extra 6.75% on their school supplies
On top of the back to school sales already going on shoppers can save an extra 6.75% on their school supplies

Delivery charges are still part of the sales price and are not exempt during this holiday.

What neighboring states still hold tax free holidays?

For more information, visit the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website here. Be prepared to pay tax on post-holiday exchanges.

While Florence, S.C., is only 55 miles away and the tax-free weekend can seem tempting, people are encouraged to stay and shop local.

The holiday begins at midnight Friday and runs through 11:59 a.m. Sunday. Items can not be put on layaway and paid for later tax-free.

(7) Are adjustment charges for clothing sold during the "sales tax holiday" subject to the tax?

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