Back-to-School Tax Free Holiday

Although summer is technically only one month in, the summer break is wrapping up. School will be back in session in just a few weeks and back-to-school shopping will be in full swing. Several states have implemented tax free weekends so be sure to check out the list below so you know when to shop.

What you may not know

  • Online sellers also participate during sales tax holidays. Amazon, for example, will turn off sales tax collection for items coded as school supplies during the corresponding weekends for each state.
  • Some states may include cosmetics, hair bows, jewelry, etc. in conjunction with clothing. Be sure to check the details for your state.
  • The tax free holiday is more than just back to school. Baby items are included on some lists. In Virginia, diapers, bibs, and blankets are just a few items that will be tax free.
  • Although it may be hard to find one under $100, wedding dresses and tuxedos are also tax exempt.

Some tax-free events are this weekend, so be sure to check below to find out if your state is participating so you can plan accordingly to get your savings.

When is YOUR tax free weekend?

Here is list of participating states and links to get more information on your specific state’s guidelines.

State Dates Details
Alabama August 7-9 More Information
Arkansas August 1-2 More Information
South Carolina August 7-9 More Information
Connecticut August 16-22 More Information
Florida August 7-16 More Information
Georgia July 31 – August 1 More Information
Iowa August 7-8 More Information
Louisiana August 7-8 More Information
Maryland August 9-15 More Information
Mississippi August 7-8 More Information
Missouri August 7-9 More Information
New Mexico August 7-9 More Information
Oklahoma August 7-9 More Information
Tennessee August 7-9 More Information
Texas August 7-9 More Information
Virginia August 7-9 More Information

Note: The following states are not participating in sales tax holidays in 2015. Be sure to check your state to ensure that legislation has not changed since creating this list:

Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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