Wisconsin's first sales tax holiday for back-to-school

posted by Murphy & Meg - 

During Wisconsin's first Sales Tax Holiday, sales of certain items are exempt during a five-day period in August 2018. The temporary exemption period, referred to as a sales tax holiday, will begin on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, and continue through Sunday, August 5, 2018.

During the Sales Tax Holiday, purchases of these items are not taxable:

  • Clothing - sales price of each item must be $75 or less
  • Computer purchased by a consumer for their personal use – sales price of each computer must be $750 or less
  • School computer supplies purchased by the consumer for their personal use – sales price of each item must be $250 or less
  • School supplies – sales price of each item must be $75 or less

Some items you might be surprised to find on the tax exempt list are diapers, costumes, pantyhose, formal wear, garters and garter belts.

Find a list here of items that continue to be taxable during the "holiday"

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