Waiting for the tax-free weekend to save a few bucks often means battling crowds of people who all want to save money on school supplies at the same time. Definitely keep an eye out on clothing, including work and school uniforms.
Heads up, back-to-school shoppers, the 2018 tax-free weekend is coming up fast.
Clothes will make up the bulk of back-to-school purchases ($236.90), according to the survey.
The Ohio Senate unanimously approved a bill earlier this year that made the three-day sales tax holiday permanent.
This year, the state of Louisiana did not offer a tax free weekend which created extra shoppers heading down to MS to make their purchases.
Missouri's sales tax holiday starts Friday, August 3 and runs through midnight on Sunday.
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During this time, the following items will be exempt from sales and use tax: clothing priced $75 per item or less, school supplies priced $20 per item or less and school instructional material priced $20 per item or less.
The sales tax was waived on purchases of clothing and school supplies of less than one-hundred dollars and on computers less than 15-hundred dollars.
The tax rate varies as each jurisdiction takes its share on top of the state's 5.129 percent. 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.
Democrats are calling the holiday an election-year gimmick.
The 7.875 percent sales tax rate in Albuquerque consists of 5.125 percent New Mexico state sales tax and 2.75 percent Albuquerque tax. He also encouraged people to look at the Chamber and see the options they have for buying and shopping locally, including a Chamber gift certificate.
"They're losing a ton of money when they do this", Lumley said.