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Sales tax holidays scrapped as school shopping begins

03 August 2018

Governor Walker announced a five-day sales tax holiday where shoppers will not be charged state and local sales tax on a variety of items like clothing, computers and school supplies.

Governor Scott Walker announced Wisconsin's first ever sales tax holiday that will start August 1st and run through August 5th.

In anctipation of the crowds, Cottonwood Mall has added hours to its weekend schedule, staying open until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. The weekend offers tax exemptions for clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, bath towels, blankets, bedspreads, school supplies, book-bags, and computers.

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The Ohio Department of Taxation has announced a two day, sales-tax holiday. In 2017, the group said, 16 states conducted sales tax holidays. He also encouraged people to look at the Chamber and see the options they have for buying and shopping locally, including a Chamber gift certificate. "It's very heavily trafficked, and right now our traffic is trending up so we are expecting more than a year ago".

Not all "back-to-school" items are included on that list. Coats, hats, jackets and even swimsuits will be tax free this weekend.

The weekend is one of the busiest shopping events of the year for some retailers.

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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.

The tax holiday qualifies for personal-use items only.

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Sales tax holidays scrapped as school shopping begins