You can shop for school supplies, clothing, and some appliances without having to worry about added taxes.
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 seems like more people are aware of it this year than before", said Burger. That includes clothing, shoes, school supplies and some electronics.
The Ohio Department of Taxation has announced a two day, sales-tax holiday. Backpacks, lunch boxes and all kinds of accessories like handbags, belts and barrettes.
The list of tax-exempt items includes: ice packs, most batteries, portable radios, duct tape, notebook paper, diapers and light bulbs. This is also the bill that provided the new $100 per child tax rebate in 2018.
South Carolina, however, has continued with the annual weekend since it started in the early 2000s - and now it attracts many shoppers from North Carolina. Over the years, I've learned that it's definitely worthwhile.
School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.
Retailers exempt sales tax on back-to-school clothing and supplies beginning midnight Friday, Aug. 3, through 11.59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.
Jermaine McClendon: "The more that you buy, the more you save throughout the year". The gift certificate can be used at any of the participating chamber businesses and works just like cash or a gift card. You can print it and take it with you - so you don't get any surprises at checkout.