States Offering No Sales Tax Back to School Shopping

Any money we can save when shopping for Back to School clothes, supplies, backpacks, shoes, or bikes is helpful. Some states are giving their residents a break by offering free tax shopping days. If your state isn’t on the list and a nearby state is, consider doing a shopping roadtrip to save some cash. Of course, if the roadtrip is going to cost you more in gas then you would save in taxes then it might not be worth it.

“Tax-free holidays” is what it is called and it isn’t just for back to school shopping. Some states also offer tax-free shopping days for things like hurricane preparedness items and hunting supplies.

States Offering Tax Free Shopping

Here is a list of the states we found that offer “no tax” shopping days:

July 29 – 30, Mississippi: No tax on clothing or footwear $100 or less.

August 5 – 7, Alabama: Clothing, computers, school supplies and books are tax exempt.

August 12 – 14, Florida: Clothing, books and school supplies are tax exempt.

August 5 – 6, Iowa: Clothing and footwear $100 or less are tax exempt.

August 5 – 6, Louisiana: Most items less than $2,500 are tax exempt.

August 5 – 7, Missouri: Clothing, computers and school supplies are tax exempt.

August 5 – 7, New Mexico: Clothing, computers and school supplies are tax exempt.

August  5 – 7, Oklahoma: Clothing and footwear less than $100 are tax exempt.

August 5 – 7, South Carolina: Clothing, computers and school supplies are tax exempt.

August 5 – 7, Tennessee: Clothing, computers and school supplies are tax exempt.

August 5 – 7, Virginia: Clothing, footwear and school supplies are tax exempt.

August 6 – 7, Arkansas: Clothing purchases of $100 or less and school supplies are tax exempt.

August 6 – 8, North Carolina: Clothing, computers, school supplies and sports equipment are tax exempt.

August 14 – 20: Maryland: Clothing and footwear $100 or less are tax exempt.

August 19 – 20, Texas: Clothing, footwear, backpacks and school supplies less than $100 are tax exempt.

August 21 – 27, Connecticut: Clothing and footwear less than $300 are tax exempt.

For more details on each state and exactly what the restrictions are visit the Federation of Tax Administrators at www.taxadmin.org

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Comments

  1. Well it figures that Vermont isn’t 🙁

  2. Idaho takes all the money they can get! 🙁

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