Wisconsin sales tax holiday: List of items that are included

MILWAUKEE -- Starting next Wednesday, August 1, Wisconsin shoppers will enjoy a five-day sales tax holiday.  

During this time, they will not be charged state and local sales tax on a variety of items including clothing, computers and school supplies.  

During the Sales Tax Holiday, purchases of these items are not taxable:

  • Aprons -- (including household & shop)
  • Athletic supporters
  • Baby clothes
  • Baby receiving blankets
  • Bathing suits & caps
  • Beach capes & coats
  • Belts & suspenders
  • Binders
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Book bags & backpacks
  • Boots
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape 
  • Coats & Jackets
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Computers (for personal use -- must be $750 or less per item)
  • Costumes (not including costume masks sold separately)
  • Crayons
  • Diapers (including disposables)
  • Dresses
  • Earmuffs
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Footlets
  • Formal wear
  • Garters & garter belts
  • Girdles
  • Gloves & mittens for general use
  • Glue, paste, & paste sticks
  • Handheld electronic schedulers (not including cellular phones)
  • Hats & caps
  • Highlighters
  • Hosiery
  • Index cards
  • Index cards boxes
  • Insoles for shoes
  • Jeans
  • Lab coats
  • Laptop and notebook computers (must be $750 or less per item)
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers
  • Neckties
  • Notebooks
  • Overshoes
  • Pantyhose
  • Pants & rubber pants
  • Paper -- including: 
    • Loose-leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board.)
  • Pencils
  • Pencil boxes -- and other school supply boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pens
  • Personal digital assistants (not including cellular phones)
  • Printers (for personal use)
  • Printer supplies (for computers, printer paper & printer ink)
  • Protractors
  • Rainwear
  • Rulers
  • Sandals
  • Scarves
  • Scissors
  • Shirts
  • Shoes & shoelaces -- (not including athletic shoes with cleats or spikes)
  • Shorts
  • Slippers
  • Sneakers
  • Socks & stockings
  • Steel toed shoes
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Tablets (must be $750 or less per item)
  • Underwear
  • Uniforms (athletic &non-athletic)
  • Wedding apparel
  • Writing tablets

Please note:

  • All clothing must be $75 or less per item.
  • All school supplies must be $75 or less per item.
  • All computer purchases must be $750 or less per item and must be for personal use.
  • All school computer supplies must be $250 or less per item and must be for personal use.

 

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue says there are other items included in this tax holiday. For more on those items, click here.

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