The sales tax weekend ended at 11:59pm Sunday. Stocking up on new clothing, computers, electronics and even basic school supplies can swiftly add up, with household spending for children in grades K-12 expected to reach almost $28 billion nationwide this year, according to a recent Deloitte survey.
When they eliminated the holiday, N.C. lawmakers said the state had lost more than $13 million in revenue from the tax-free weekend in 2013, the a year ago it was conducted.
The list of tax-exempt items includes: ice packs, most batteries, portable radios, duct tape, notebook paper, diapers and light bulbs. This year's sales tax holiday was established by the state operating budget, House Bill 49.
Governor Scott Walker today reminded Wisconsin families to take advantage of the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday while visiting Shopko in Rothschild, Blain's Farm and Fleet in Eau Claire, and Kohl's in La Crosse.
Over the weekend, people across the state of MS hit the racks for Tax Free Weekend.
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.
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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.
School instructional materials are defined by the state tax department as, "reference books, reference maps and globes, textbooks and workbooks".
Looking good at school will cost less this weekend.
Some states, New Mexico included, have more than one each year.
According to the South Carolina Department of Revenue, its estimated between $2 million and $3 million were saved by shoppers during the holiday weekend. So it definitely can help them save a little bit of money.