Ohio's back to school tax-free weekend approaches

Ohio's back to school tax-free weekend approaches

Some cities are not participating in the sales tax holiday.

Heads up, back-to-school shoppers, the 2018 tax-free weekend is coming up fast.

As South Carolina prepares for its annual Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, North Carolina goes on its fifth year without the back-to-school shopping option.

Looking to save a few dollars on back-to-school supplies, clothing or items to get you through the next hurricane?

Pinson said this weekend is good exposure for OH - a lot of surrounding states participate in the tax free holiday.

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While Florence, S.C., is only 55 miles away and the tax-free weekend can seem tempting, people are encouraged to stay and shop local. 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.

Louisiana's Department of Revenue estimates the sales tax holidays would have cost the state $5.2 million in taxes this year. Mississippi's was last weekend, while Arkansas' is schedule Saturday and Sunday and Texas' is scheduled August 10-12.

Whether you're paying the bills or know someone who is, there's no denying back-to-school shopping is expensive.

The tax-free weekend offers great savings on hundreds of items, but not everything is exempt, such as watches, radios, CD players, headphones, and sporting equipment. It also extends to baby clothing and office materials for both in-person and online purchases made during the qualifying period. "So, you can definitely save more this weekend".

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