Wisconsin will hold its annual sales tax holiday for clothing, school supplies, and computers August 1-5, 2018. This gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase eligible items free of state sales tax.
During the sales tax holiday, the following items are not taxable:
Clothing and footwear including but not limited to baby clothes, rainwear, jeans, sneakers and boots, only if the sales price is $75 or less per item;
Computers for personal use including desktop computers, laptop and notebook computers and tablets, only if the sales price is $750 or less per item;
School computer supplies for personal use, only if the sales price is $250 or less per item; and
School supplies including, but not limited to binders, book bags, lunch boxes and writing tablets, only if the sales price is $75 or less per item.
It is important to note that leases and rentals are considered a sale for Wisconsin sales tax purposes. If a lease or rental payment is for an exempt item and that item is transferred to the lessee during the sales tax holiday, that lease or rental payment is exempt from sales tax.