Ohio's back-to-school tax holiday starts Friday

Ohio's back-to-school tax holiday starts Friday

Ohio's back-to-school tax holiday starts Friday

It's a great time to save money on school supplies and back-to-school clothes.

The tax-free weekend was something many people looked forward to, with sales tax as well as local taxes being exempt from many back to school items.

The new school year is just around the corner and so is New Mexico's annual back-to-school sales tax holiday, which kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. In April, Gov. Scott Walker used a partial veto to extend the period to five days.

Does the "sales tax holiday" apply to sales made by mail order, Internet or similar retailers? You can find that list on Missouri's Tax Holiday website.

Some counties such as Jasper, Newton, Lawrence, Barry, and Dade will also still be collecting their county sales tax. The weekend offers tax exemptions for clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, bath towels, blankets, bedspreads, school supplies, book-bags, and computers.

According to the South Carolina Department of Revenue, its estimated between $2 million and $3 million were saved by shoppers during the holiday weekend. This year the state sales tax rate is 4.45 percent.

State Rep. Paula Davis, R-Baton Rouge, who authored Act 1 from the third Special Session of the year, said the sales tax holidays weren't discussed in the debate on her bill "because it was already a dead issue".

Clothing items under $75 are not taxable.

Looking to start your back-to-school shopping? "So, you can definitely save more this weekend".

Qualifying Energy Star or WaterSense products (must be purchased for noncommercial or personal use): $2,500 or less per item.

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