You can find all of the details about Wisconsin’s new Sales Tax Holiday on the Department of Revenue’s site:
What is a sales tax holiday?A sales tax holiday is a temporary exemption period where sales of certain items are exempt from Wisconsin sales and use tax.
When is the sales tax holiday?The sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, and continue through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2018. SeeQuestion #6 for information about different time zones.
- Clothing – sales price of each item must be $75 or less
- Computer purchased by a consumer for their personal use – sales price of each computer must be $750 or less
- School computer supplies purchased by the consumer for their personal use – sales price of each item must be $250 or less
- School supplies – sales price of each item must be $75 or less
See the answer to Question #7 for a list of exempt items.
What items are still taxable during the sales tax holiday?During the sales tax holiday, the following items continue to be taxable:
- Clothing accessories or equipment
- Protective equipment
- School art supplies
- School instructional materials
- Sport or recreational equipment
See the answer to Question #8 for a list of taxable items.
A couple of decades ago when I lived in Texas, there was a sales tax holiday. It’s nice… you can save a few bucks on some specific items… but it’s a gimmick in lieu of an actual tax cut.