Wisconsin's five-day sales tax holiday begins Wednesday

Wisconsin's five-day sales tax holiday begins Wednesday

Wisconsin's five-day sales tax holiday begins Wednesday

School supplies: $20 or less per item.

This year's back-to-school sales tax holiday is the fourth consecutive one to be held in the state of Ohio. In April, Gov. Scott Walker used a partial veto to extend the period to five days. You're in luck, because this year's Virginia sales tax holiday is coming up.

For information, visit tax.ohio.gov and look at the department's "Sales Tax Holiday Frequently Asked Questions" page.

The first time the sales tax holiday occurred in 2015 an extra $4.7 million in consumption was generated, along with saving consumers approximately $3.3 million, according to a study produced by the University of Cincinnati. The move is expected to cost the state almost $15 million in lost revenue.


Customers do not need to be a student or have a student to participate in the sales. We did see a lot more influx of that market.

The Exchange tried to contact the Laurinburg Walmart to see if there is a dip in sales during the tax-free weekend due to people traveling to SC but there was no word back. And if you aren't heading back to school and just want to do some personal shopping, that's OK, too.

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.

She adds taxes can be avoided on layaway items, as long as transactions take place this weekend.

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