Retailers look forward to back-to-school tax holiday

Retailers in southeast Wisconsin say they are looking forward to increased sales as the state’s first sales tax holiday approaches.

The state of Wisconsin typically charges a 5 percent tax on retailers’ sales. Most counties in the state, Milwaukee included, also impose a .5 percent sales tax. During the “back to school” holiday, which begins Wednesday and lasts for five days, purchases of certain items will be exempt from those taxes. Gov. Scott Walker signed the exemption period into law in April during an event at Blain’s Farm & Fleet in Waukesha....

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