Tax Holiday Begins August 1, No Taxes on Certain Items for Five Days

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Wednesday marks the start of Wisconsin’s first tax holiday.

You can stock up on not only school supplies but clothing, computers and other tech devices – tax free.

“I’m looking for notebooks, lead, pencils… basically just common stuff for a college student,” says Krystin Clemo.

Chances are if it’s on your school supplies list you’ll find it in the aisles at Meijer.

And you’ll get more bang for your buck if you take advantage of the tax holiday.

That bang gets bigger especially if you have to buy in bulk.

“For people that have three to five kids going to school, it’s a chance for them to really save some money this weekend,” says Meijer store director Don Mettler.

If you’re not a student or don’t have one to shop for you can still enjoy a tax free purchase if you think it’s time to give your wardrobe an update.

“I expect starting tomorrow through the fifth to sell a lot of back to school, because that’s what everyone thinks about, but I also think we’ll be selling a lot of fashions and a lot of team sports,” says Mettler.

“Most students don’t realize that there’s a tax-free holiday now you can come take advantage of,” says Clemo. “When you work full-time, go to school full-time, money isn’t always there when you need it.”

The sales tax holiday comes on the heels of a recent 100 dollar-per-child tax rebate for eligible families.

It’s estimated the holiday will cost the state $14.8 million.

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