Are you a little late on back to school shopping?
There’s some good news for you. States have been cutting you some slack when shopping for items such as computers, notebooks, clothes and even some home goods (for college dorms) for the month of August.
However, it depends on what each state determines which items are tax-free. There also may be a price cap per item to qualify for no sales tax. Let’s take a look at which states still offer tax-free shopping.
Attention Connecticut residents, get your tax free items now!
The only state that’s currently issuing a tax-free weekend is Connecticut. Connecticut’s tax-free special runs through August 19 to August 25, 2018. Clothing and footwear that are priced under $100 will be exempt from sales tax. On top of that, there is no limit to how many items you buy on your invoice.
If you’re curious if your state offered a tax-free weekend, look below.
Keep an eye out for these states next year.
Attached to each list of items are links to determine if your items are qualified to be tax-free according to each state.
|State||Dates||Type of Items||Price Per Item|
|Connecticut||August 19 - 25||Clothing and footwear||Under $100|
|Maryland||August 12 - 18||Clothing and footwear||Under $100|
|Massachusetts||August 11 - 12||Supplies, exceptions include restaurant meals, cars, and all forms of tobacco.||Up to $2,500|
|Texas||August 10 - 12||Backpacks, clothing, footwear, and supplies||Under $100|
|Arkansas||August 4 - 5||Supplies, School Art Supplies, Instructional Materials, and clothing||Clothing and footwear under $100 & Clothing accessories and equipment under $50|
|Florida||August 3 - 5||School supplies, clothing footwear and accessories||School supplies selling under $15 & Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.|
|Missouri||August 3 - 5||Clothing, supplies, computer/software/devices and graphing calculators.||Clothing under $100, supplies under $50, Computers under $1,500, computer software under $350, Computer peripheral devices under $1,500, & graphing calculators under $150|
|South Carolina||August 3 - 5||School supplies, computers, clothing, home and dorm items like towels, sheets, pillows, and shower curtains||None|
|Ohio||August 3 - 5||Clothing, supplies, and books/instructional materials||Clothing up to $75 and supplies/instructional materials under $20,|
|Oklahoma||August 3 - 5||Clothing and footwear||Under $100|
|Virginia||August 3 - 5||Supplies. clothing, footwear,hurricane preparedness equipment, and Energy Star products||Supplies under $20, Clothing/footwear under $100 (Go to Appendix B by clicking the link for qualified items)|
|New Mexico||August 3 - 5||Clothing, footwear, computers/tablets, supplies||Footwear under $100, computers/tablets under $1,000, supplies under $30|
|Iowa||August 3 - 4||Clothing and footwear||Under $100|
|Wisconsin||August 1 - 5||Clothing, school supplies, computers and their supplies||Clothing/supplies under $75, computers under $750 & computer supplies under $250|
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