Get ready to shop! If you need to stock up on school supplies, clothes and computers or tablets prior to the school year, your time is coming. Sales of certain items are exempt during a five-day period in August 2018. The temporary exemption period, referred to as a sales tax holiday, will begin on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, and continue through Sunday, August 5, 2018.
During the sales tax holiday, the following items are not taxable:
- Clothing, if the sales price of any single item is $75 or less
- A computer purchased by a consumer for the consumer’s personal use, if the sales price of the computer is $750 or less
- School computer supplies purchased by the consumer for the consumer’s personal use, if the sales price of any single item is $250 or less
- School supplies, if the sales price of any single item is $75 or less
The Department of Revenue has additional information about the sales tax holiday, in this list of common questions.