MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin shoppers won’t need to pay sales tax on certain items for a five-day period beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1.
The tax exemption was part of a bill that Gov. Scott Walker signed into law in April.
During the Sales Tax Holiday, purchases of these items are not taxable:
– Clothing – sales price of each item must be $75 or less
– Computer purchased by a consumer for their personal use – sales price of each computer must be $750 or less
– School computer supplies purchased by the consumer for their personal use – sales price of each item must be $250 or less
– School supplies – sales price of each item must be $75 or less
– Critics of sales tax holidays, particularly retailers, argue they are costly and difficult to administer.
Sixteen states had some type of sales tax holiday in 2017, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has full details on its website at revenue.wi.gov.