Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
Money | By Hannah Jacobs

Tax Free Weekend recap

Tax Free Weekend recap

The sales tax weekend ended at 11:59pm Sunday. Definitely keep an eye out on clothing, including work and school uniforms.

Sales throughout the state on clothing or footwear less than $100 are exempt, according to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. "We are really excited to kick off back-to-school with a brand new Pickup Tower in our store", said Store Manager Jason Sachs at the Walmart Supercenter on Carlisle Boulevard.

Seventeen states schedule tax holidays throughout the year, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators.

"Also, there is a perception that it is only a holiday for children and their families going back to school", he wrote, "when in reality this is for students (and families) of all ages".

Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday runs this weekend. The weekend offers tax exemptions for clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, bath towels, blankets, bedspreads, school supplies, book-bags, and computers. Coats, hats, jackets and even swimsuits will be tax free this weekend.

Democrats have decried the holiday as an election-year gimmick. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to utilize layaway during the weekend, or they can shop online.

The Department of Revenue estimates that this onetime, five day sales tax holiday will provide approximately $14.8 million in tax relief to Wisconsin consumers. So it definitely can help them save a little bit of money. The gift certificate can be used at any of the participating chamber businesses and works just like cash or a gift card.

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