Back to School shopping can be a strain on your wallet, but many states offer relief.
If you live in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, or Oregon, you enjoy the benefit of this relief year round, but for residents in fifteen other states, that relief comes once a year during a sacred event known as a “tax-free holiday”.
Yep, that’s right, no Sales Tax!
Here in Florida, the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday kicks off this Friday August 2nd, and this year it runs through Tuesday August 6th.
Florida Tax exempt items include:
- certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item
- clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item
- computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item (when purchased for noncommercial or personal use)
Each state offering this holiday has different days and specific rules for qualifying purchases.
Here is a list of all states offering Sales Tax Holidays:
- Arkansas: August 3-4
- Connecticut: August 18-24
- Florida: August 2-6
- Iowa: August 2-3
- Maryland: August 11-17
- Massachusetts: August 17-18
- Mississippi: July 26-27
- Missouri: August 2-4
- New Mexico: August 2-4
- Ohio: August 2-4
- Oklahoma: August 2-4
- South Carolina: August 2-4
- Tennessee: July 26-28
- Texas: August 9-11
- Virginia: August 2-4
If you’re lucky enough to live in one of the states offering a Sales Tax Holiday, make sure you take advantage of this tax-free period so you can save some money while shopping.