REMINDER! Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday


Sales of certain items are exempt from Wisconsin tax beginning on August 1, 2018 and continue through Sunday, August 5, 2018.

During the sales tax holiday, the following items are not taxable:

  • Clothing, if the sales price of any single item is $75 or less

  • "Clothing accessories or equipment" means incidental items worn on a person or in conjunction with clothing, not including clothing, protective equipment, or sports or recreational equipment. (see listing of clothing items)


  • A computer purchased by a consumer for the consumer's personal use, if the sales price of the computer is $750 or less

  • "Computer" means a personal computer such as a laptop or desktop computer or a tablet, but not including a phone. Sales of computers are exempt during the sales tax holiday if purchased for personal use and the sales price of the computer is $750 or less.

  • School computer supplies purchased by the consumer for the consumer's personal use, if the sales price of any single item is $250 or less

  • "School computer supply" means items that are commonly used by a student in a course of study in which a computer is used, but not including a school art supply, school supply, or school instructional material. Sales of school computer supplies are exempt during the sales tax holiday if purchased for personal use and the sales price for any single item is $250 or less.

  • School supplies, if the sales price of any single item is $75 or less

  • "School supply" means items that are commonly used by a student in a course of study, but not including a school art supply, school computer supply, or school instructional material. Sales of school supplies are exempt during the sales tax holiday if the sales price for any single item is $75 or less.

During the sales tax holiday, the following items continue to be taxable:

* Sport or recreational equipment *

* School instructional materials *

* School art supplies *

* Protective equipment *

* Clothing accessories or equipment *

Click here for a printable version of exempt items

Click here for a printable version of items that continue to be taxable

For more information, visit the Department of Revenue Sales Tax Holiday Common Questions

While we are, of course, available to provide you with any business, accounting or tax services, the information contained herein is general in nature; any advice regarding those services should not be construed as tax advice and is not intended as a thorough, in-depth analysis of specific issues, a substitute for a legal, accounting or tax advice or opinion, nor is it sufficient to avoid tax-related penalties to the reader. The reader also is cautioned that this material may not be applicable to, or suitable for, the reader's specific circumstances or needs, and may require consideration of non-tax and other tax factors if any action is to be contemplated. The reader should contact Strive Tax & Accounting, LLC or other tax professional prior to taking any action based upon this information. Strive Tax & Accounting, LLC assumes no obligation to inform the reader of any changes in tax laws or other factors that could affect the information contained herein.


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