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The annual back-to-school sales tax holiday began at 12:01 a.m today and ends at midnight Sunday.

State sales tax is 5.75 percent. Local taxes bring it to 7.75 percent in most counties.

The tax exemption covers:

  • Clothing, shoes and school supplies that cost $100 or less each
  • Instructional materials, like textbooks and globes, that cost $300 or less per item
  • Sports equipment – from mouth guards to baseball gloves – priced at $50 or less each
  • Computers with a sales price of $3,500 or less (Note: The sale of a computer monitor, keyboard, mouse or speakers is only tax-free if bought as part of a computer package/)
  • Computer supplies, like a flash drive or printer, as long as they are $250 or less per item