Gov. Walker: Encourages families to take advantage of back-to-school sales tax holiday August 1-5

Contact: Amy Hasenberg, (608) 266-2839

Holiday comes on top of $100-Per-Child Tax Rebate

ROTHSCHILD – Governor Scott Walker today reminded Wisconsin families to take advantage of the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday while visiting Shopko in Rothschild, Blain’s Farm and Fleet in Eau Claire, and Kohl’s in La Crosse. The Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday starts August 1, 2018 and runs through August 5, 2018, during which time sales tax will not be charged on school supplies where each item is $75 or less, clothing where each item is $75 or less, computers where each item is $750 or less, and computer supplies where each item is $250 or less.

“Our Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is another way we are providing relief to Wisconsin’s hardworking families,” said Governor Walker. “As parents, Tonette and I know school supplies can really add up. Combining the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday with our $100-Per-Child Tax Rebate can help families across Wisconsin offset some of those costs. Every little bit helps, in fact, Tonette and I wish we had this when we were raising our two sons!”

The average family spends more than $600 on school supplies each year for kids in elementary through high school, according to the National Retail Foundation. The Sales Tax Holiday overall is estimated to save Wisconsin families a total of $14.8 million from August 1 – 5, 2018.

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