"If a pair of jeans is sold for $100 during the sales tax holiday, the entire $100 is taxable", according to the DOR website. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to utilize layaway during the weekend, or they can shop online.
As South Carolina prepares for its annual Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, North Carolina goes on its fifth year without the back-to-school shopping option.
Logan County residents pay a 7.25 percent sales tax between applicable state and local taxes, meaning shoppers will save $7.25 for every $100 spent this weekend.
Arkansas' tax-free weekend will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. "It definitely helps with traffic and sales, having the tax free, everybody likes that savings", explained Pinson. Computers must be purchased for personal use and must cost $750 or less. "As parents, Tonette and I know school supplies can really add up".
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Chandler is the Wisconsin Secretary of Revenue and he explained what the state's program is all about. "A lot of these purchases are the ones people make when they are doing their back to school shopping".
An important distinction is that sports and recreational equipment is not considered clothing, and is not tax exempt during this weekend. If an item qualifies for the exemption under the "sales tax holiday", then all delivery charges associated with that sale are exempt. Another tip: Hollenbeck says look for discounts and coupon availability on certain items.
New Mexico is one of 14 states that offers a tax-free holiday for back to school shopping.