Gov. Scott Walker
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Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsinites and Midwestern Neighbors to Take Advantage of First Ever Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

The Sales Tax Holiday overall is estimated to save Wisconsin families a total of $14.8 million from August 1 – 5, 2018.

By - Aug 3rd, 2018 03:12 pm

HUDSON – Governor Scott Walker today visited Fleet Farm in Hudson to encourage all families across the Midwest from Wisconsinites, to Minnesotans, Michiganders, Illinoisans, Iowans and any visitors to take part in Wisconsin’s first ever Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. The Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is currently in place and it 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.

“We want every parent to take advantage of our Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday here in Wisconsin because regardless of where you’re from, every parent knows how expensive it is to prepare your kid to go back to school,” said Governor Walker. “If you’re a parent in the Twin Cities, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Chicago Suburbs, or the Quad Cities, we hope you’ll visit Wisconsin this weekend to save money on school supplies.”

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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