Sales-tax holidays in Iowa, Wisconsin this weekend

Ohio to have a sales-tax holiday

During that time, customers can avoid paying the 6% state sales tax, as well as local tax when buying qualified clothing items. Pat McCrory ended the program as part of a reform package that lowered personal and corporate income taxes in the state.

There's no Missouri sales tax on school supplies up to $50 or clothing under $100 from Friday through Sunday.

A full list of what falls under the sales tax holiday is available online. Georgia repealed a tax holiday last year, and the Massachusetts Legislature this year defeated a proposed holiday, Anklam said.

The Department of Revenue said anything considered clothing, by definition, will be sales tax free.

South Carolina, however, has continued with the annual weekend since it started in the early 2000s - and now it attracts many shoppers from North Carolina. The group says some retailers even raise prices during tax-free holidays, offsetting the savings consumers would enjoy.

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Some cities and counties have opted not to participate in the tax-free weekend, meaning sales tax will still apply. But in 2013 North Carolina chose to end the annual holiday.

Several items in her shop qualify for tax-exempt sales, including hiking shorts and trousers, knit hats and gloves and winter hiking boots on sale. The small business tax holiday is projected to cost the state $1.7 million in revenue this year. For example, if a retailer sells a computer during the sales tax holiday for $2,000 and also charges $55 to deliver the computer, then the entire charge of $2,055 is exempt from the sales or use tax.

(8) How are exchanges of items purchased during the "sales tax holiday" handled when returned after the "sales tax holiday?" Tennessee held its tax-free weekend July 27-29.

The holiday begins at midnight Friday and runs through 11:59 a.m. Sunday.

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