Monday, 10 December, 2018

Ohio's back to school tax-free weekend approaches

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Jodi Jackson | 03 August, 2018, 18:40

- A five-day sales tax holiday is kicking off in Wisconsin as people start their back-to-school shopping. During that time, customers can avoid paying the 6% state sales tax, as well as local tax when buying qualified clothing items. North Carolina lost more than $400 million a year in taxes on such sales, the state said.

IL does not have a sales tax holiday in 2018. Fur clothing also is tax exempt this weekend, but the one piece of clothing with fur, a woman's jacket with a real fur collar, retails far above the $100 limit at $1,100.

Individual retailers are also offering back-to-school deals, specials and sales in addition to the tax-free holiday. On the other hand, it would have saved consumers the same amount.

However, some cities, including Joplin, Carthage, Carl Junction, Mount Vernon, Cassville, and Springfield will still collect city sales tax. Mississippi's was last weekend, while Arkansas' is schedule Saturday and Sunday and Texas' is scheduled August 10-12.

Looking good at school will cost less this weekend.

State Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Winnfield, was among those who shepherded Davis' bill through the House. You can find that list on Missouri's Tax Holiday website.

(7) Are adjustment charges for clothing sold during the "sales tax holiday" subject to the tax?

"The people of OH deserve to keep more of the money they earn so that they can more easily provide these essentials for their families", said McColley.

Greg Hilburn covers state politics for the USA TODAY Network of Louisiana.

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