Gov. Walker touts tax holiday during stop in Chippewa Falls

Chippewa Falls (WQOW)- Governor Scott Walker was in Chippewa Falls Tuesday to remind families to take advantage of the back to school dales tax holiday. 

The back to school sales tax holiday is a tax exemption for clothes and supplies under $75 each. 

The list also includes electronics as long as the item is $750 or less. 

Walker said he hopes families will use that money they got back to shop during the back to school tax holiday which starts Wednesday. 

"We think it will drive more people into stores like this Blain’s Farm and Fleet and to others across the state," Walker said. "We think that will help us going ahead have an even bigger-than-expected surplus going into next year as we find ways to continue to invest in our schools, in our seniors, help our farmers (and) continue to lower our tax burden. We want to keep that cycling forward and think one of the best ways to do that is encourage people to come on out and use that rebate and take advantage of the sales tax holiday," Walker said.

The rebate he’s talking about is the $100 child tax rebate offered to parents earlier this year. 

The back to school sales tax holiday begins at midnight, and ends August 5.

The holiday might be good for consumers, but not for the state. It’s expected to result in nearly $15 million in lost revenue.

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