Many Items to Qualify as Tax-Free over Weekend of August 3-5

Ohio to have a sales-tax holiday

Ohio to have a sales-tax holiday

Missouri's tax-free weekend is underway.

Individual retailers are also offering back-to-school deals, specials and sales in addition to the tax-free holiday.

The goal of the bill was to help parents buy all of their children's back-to-school needs. During that time, customers can avoid paying the 6% state sales tax, as well as local tax when buying qualified clothing items.

As Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday gets underway, we found Jennifer McQueen and her daughter going over their school list and planning to "own it like a hero", as the Walmart ads say this year.

"This weekend's 3-day tax free holiday, provides a great chance for families to save their hard-earned money", said Rep. Craig Riedel, R-Defiance, in a news release.

Shoppers, start your savings engines because the 2018 Oklahoma sales tax holiday is set to occur this weekend.

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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.

That means the 5.3 percent state sales tax will not be charged for items such as generators, chain saws, clothing, shoes, pens, crayons and Energy Star and WaterSense appliances.

This is the fourth consecutive year of the tax relief in OH, made possible by House Bill 49. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to utilize layaway during the weekend, or they can shop online. The gift certificate can be used at any of the participating chamber businesses and works just like cash or a gift card.

School instructional materials are defined by the state tax department as, "reference books, reference maps and globes, textbooks and workbooks".

"Due to sound fiscal management and a strong economy, the state had nearly a $400 million budget surplus", said Department of Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler in a statement last week.

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