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Looking to save on Back-to-School Essentials? Don't Miss Your State's Tax Holiday

This year, 17 states are hosting Tax Holidays for back-to-school related expenses. Qualifying back-to-school related expenses and purchase price limits vary by state (and not all localities within a state may participate,) but many families may be able to buy items like school supplies, clothing items up to $100, books, and computers tax free. Know when your state’s tax holiday is to save some cash during the back-to-school rush. 

Alabama – From 12:01 A.M. on August 2 – 11:59 P.M. on August 4 - List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing items up to $100 per article

Computers up to $750 each

School supplies, art supplies, and school instructional material – Up to $50 per item

Books – up to $30 per book

Arkansas – ONLY from 12:01 A.M. on August 3 – 11:59 P.M. on August 4 - List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing items up to $100 per article

Computers up to $750 each

School supplies– no purchase limit Listed

Books – no purchase limit Listed

Connecticut – Weeklong Tax Holiday: August 19 – August 25- List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing and footwear for up to $300 per item

Florida – From 12:01 A.M. on August 2 – 11:59 P.M. on August 4 - List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing items up to $75 per article

Computers and related accessories up to $750 each

School supplies and art supplies – Up to $15 per item

Georgia – August 9 – August 10 – List of eligible items and restrictions 

School supplies up to $20 per item

Clothing up to $100 per item

Computers up to $1,000 per item

Iowa - From 12:01 A.M. on August 2 – 11:59 P.M. on August 3  - List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing

Footwear

Louisiana – 12:01 AM on August 2 – 11:59 PM on August 3- Information 

All consumer purchases of tangible personal property, other than vehicles subject to license and title and meals furnished for consumption on the premises where purchased, including to-go orders, provided that the property is not for use in a business, trade, or profession.

Maryland – Shop Maryland Week – August 11 – August 17 – List of eligible items and restrictions  

Clothing and footwear up to $100 or less per item

Mississippi – July 26 – July 27 – List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing, footwear, and accessories – up to $100 per article

Missouri – From 12:01 A.M. on August 2 – 12:00 AM (midnight) on August 5 - List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less

School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase

Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less

Personal computers – not to exceed $3,500

Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $3,500

North Carolina – From 12:01 A.M. on August 2 – 11:59 P.M. on August 4  - List of eligible items and restrictions 

School supplies of $100 or less per item

School instructional materials of $300 or less per item

Sports and recreation equipment of $50 or less per item

Computers of $3,500 or less per item

Computer supplies of $250 or less per item

New Mexico – From 12:01 A.M. on August 2 – 12:00 AM (midnight) on August 5 - List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing or shoes, priced at less than $100 per unit

Computers up to $1,000 per item,

Related computer hardware at up to $500, per item.

School supplies for up to $30 per unit.

Oklahoma – From 12:01 AM on August 3 – 12:00 AM (midnight) on August 5, 2013 – List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing and footwear priced up to $100 per item.

South Carolina – From 12:01 A.M. on August 2 – midnight on August 5  - List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing, school supplies, computers, and select bed/bath linens.

Tennessee – From 12:01 A.M. on August 2 – 11:59 P.M. on August 4  - List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing up to $100 or less per item

School and school art supplies of up to $100 or less per item

Computers of up to $1,500 or less per item.

Texas – August 9 – August 11 – List of eligible items and restrictions 

Clothing, up to $100 per article

Footwear, up to $100 per article

Backpacks, up to $100 per article

School supplies, up to $100 per article

Virginia – From 12:01 A.M. on August 2 – 11:59 P.M. on August 4 - List of eligible items and restrictions 

School supplies at up to $20 per item

Clothing and footwear up to $100 or less per item

Posted To: The Daily Deduction By: Lauryn on 7/15/2013 12:50:00 AM
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