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Sales tax holidays scrapped as school shopping begins

03 August, 2018, 18:40 | Author: Kristi Dunn
  • Ohio to have a sales-tax holiday

The tax holiday will last until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Virginia's tax-free weekend kicks off on Friday, August 3. For school supplies, each supply item must be $75 or less. Other items shoppers can buy without a sales tax this weekend include batteries, chainsaws, smoke detectors, bottled water, cellphone chargers and coolers. This sales tax free weekend has been going on in MS for ten years.

"Wisconsin is going to have a sales tax holiday for five days from Wednesday, August 1st through Sunday, August 5th when we won't charge state or local sales tax on certain purchases. It definitely helps with traffic and sales, having the tax free, everybody likes that savings", explained Pinson.

Some restrictions do apply - single clothing items over $75 and individual back to school supplies over $20 will be taxed. Every year places like the Gulfport Premium Outlets gear up and offer even more sales on top of the already eliminated seven percent tax.

Typically, critics point out that although meant to help lower-income consumers, usually only more affluent shoppers can afford to buy a large amount of merchandise in one go, Anklam said.

Turkey's Erdogan telephones Imran Khan, felicitates on election victory
Mr Khan in his victory speech had also said that better relations between Pakistan and India would be "good for all of us". Khan had floated his party in 1996 but one of the most loved cricketers found it hard to emulate his success in politics.

Some states, New Mexico included, have more than one each year.

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

School instructional materials are defined by the state tax department as, "reference books, reference maps and globes, textbooks and workbooks".

For more information, visit the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website here.

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