Summer is half over…how did that happen? If your house is like ours, you blinked and it was suddenly the end of July. And although no one likes for summer to wind down, schools are still sending out supply lists, so it’s a good time to think about getting a jump start on back to school shopping.
And as if we needed another reason to not procrastinate on it, the State of Wisconsin gave us one this year – our FIRST EVER sales tax holiday! Every little bit helps with school shopping, so between the new sales tax holiday and back to school sales, this might be the year that the kids get what they need…and maybe that backpack they’ve always wanted. So let’s break it down today: what’s covered in this tax thing?
FULL DISCLOSURE: we’re not tax experts, so here is the link to the Wisconsin Dept of Revenue website for the full low down on what is and isn’t covered. Long story short: paper, rulers, glue, scissors, pencils…you know, all the stuff that fits in one of these:
No Sales Tax. Zero. Oh, also this super sweet backpack (from Journeys), also no sales tax. Zero. As long as the item is under $75, you won’t be paying tax.
So, what about the rest of it? The pants that you have to buy because kids grow up as fast as the summer flew by and now nothing fits….again. Yep, if the clothing item is under $75, you won’t pay sales tax. Shoes, jeans, jackets, shirts…everything here:
For big kids too:
Everything, just as long as you keep the item price under $75. Technology gets a holiday as well, but we’re definitely not experts on that, so go back to website and check out those rules. Or, visit our sidewalk sales next week and talk to Cell. Plus; they’re giving away iPads and can explain what you can and can’t get the tax break on from a tech perspective.
So, in short: remember these dates: August 1-5. And maybe this year, everyone gets a new backpack. 🙂 See you at the Outlets!