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Wisconsin's new sales tax holiday starts this week

The 5-day holiday was introduced this year by Governor Scott Walker.

Wisconsin will become a little bit like Minnesota starting Wednesday, when it starts a 5-day sales tax holiday for residents and visitors.

The holiday introduced by Gov. Scott Walker will see sales tax temporarily lifted on various goods between Wednesday and Sunday.

This means clothing is exempt from sales tax during those 5 days, provided each item costs less than $75.

Clothing is exempt from sales tax, of course, all-year round in Minnesota.

Other sales tax items in Wisconsin includes personal computers costing up to $750. 

Also exempt will be school personal computers costing up to $250 and school supply items up to $75.

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You can find a full list of exempt items here.

The holiday is expected to cost the state of Wisconsin $15 million in lost taxes over the 5 days.

The Associated Press reports that Democrats in the state have decried the tax holiday as an election-year gimmick by Walker.

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