For the first time in state history, the legislature approves a tax-free weekend for August 3-5, but not every item makes the cut. There are 46 items designated as tax-free mostly clothing and footwear, but even baby blankets make the list.
You won't pay state or local taxes right away. The state wants to reimburse cities for participating, so taxpayers will end up footing the expected $2.7 million deficit from the three-day shopping blitz.
Many parents say it's worth it, especially if they're shopping for the entire family.
"I have three, so it gets a little scary, but it's okay, you go through it,â€ said mother Michelle Thompson.
"At least a couple hundred, if you're not careful, by the time you buy the clothes and school supplies, then it all adds up to quite a bit of money,â€ said mother Marisa Claybaugh.
Only items under $100 are tax-free. Other states have had back-to-school tax holidays for years. Stores like Target say they'll use that experience to help them get ready. Managers compare it to the day after Thanksgiving.
For a complete list of items that will be tax free this weekend, click here
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