Sales tax holiday starts Wednesday

This weekend is Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday during which certain articles of clothing school supplies and instructional materials will be exempt from sales and use tax

Walker stated some of the surplus should be returned to tax payers in the form of a sales tax holiday.

An important distinction is that sports and recreational equipment is not considered clothing, and is not tax exempt during this weekend.

It's Back to School season on the First Coast and parents will have the opportunity to save on school supplies this weekend.

This year, the state of Louisiana did not offer a tax free weekend which created extra shoppers heading down to MS to make their purchases. School supplies shall also include computer software having a taxable value of $350 or less.

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According to the South Carolina Department of Revenue, its estimated between $2 million and $3 million were saved by shoppers during the holiday weekend.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill in April establishing the one-time sales tax holiday. Every year places like the Gulfport Premium Outlets gear up and offer even more sales on top of the already eliminated seven percent tax. The move is expected to cost the state almost $15 million in lost revenue. Though state sales taxes were exempted on this holiday, local sales taxes were still applied. Ohioans who shop online will have to place their order during the tax-free weekend period.

Virginia and SC will hold theirs starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, and ending at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. In Wake County, according to a table from the state Department of Revenue, the total sales tax is 7.25 percent.

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