Retailers Cash in on Sales Tax Holiday Weekend


Sales of certain items are exempt from sales tax starting Wednesday through Sunday.

The Exchange tried to contact the Laurinburg Walmart to see if there is a dip in sales during the tax-free weekend due to people traveling to SC but there was no word back.

Unlike previous year, however, the sales tax doesn't apply to computers.

For the impulse buyers out there, there is no rule that purchases made during Tax Free Weekend have to be final.

Back-to-school shopping gets a little less expensive this weekend with the opening of Ohio's sales tax free holiday window. Ohioans who shop online will have to place their order during the tax-free weekend period.

Looking good at school will cost less this weekend.

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"The people of OH deserve to keep more of the money they earn so that they can more easily provide these essentials for their families", said McColley. "It's very heavily trafficked, and right now our traffic is trending up so we are expecting more than past year".

Individual retailers are also offering back-to-school deals, specials and sales in addition to the tax-free holiday.

School supplies will include book bags and coloring crayons.

She adds taxes can be avoided on layaway items, as long as transactions take place this weekend. This is also the bill that provided the new $100 per child tax rebate in 2018.

School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less. The gift certificate can be used at any of the participating chamber businesses and works just like cash or a gift card.