Can you still get tax free back to school shopping?

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.

StateDatesType of ItemsPrice Per Item
ConnecticutAugust 19 - 25Clothing and footwearUnder $100
MarylandAugust 12 - 18Clothing and footwearUnder $100
MassachusettsAugust 11 - 12Supplies, exceptions include restaurant meals, cars, and all forms of tobacco. Up to $2,500
Texas August 10 - 12Backpacks, clothing, footwear, and suppliesUnder $100
ArkansasAugust 4 - 5 Supplies, School Art Supplies, Instructional Materials, and clothing Clothing and footwear under $100 & Clothing accessories and equipment under $50
FloridaAugust 3 - 5School supplies, clothing footwear and accessoriesSchool supplies selling under $15 & Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.
MissouriAugust 3 - 5Clothing, 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 CarolinaAugust 3 - 5School supplies, computers, clothing, home and dorm items like towels, sheets, pillows, and shower curtainsNone
OhioAugust 3 - 5Clothing, supplies, and books/instructional materialsClothing up to $75 and supplies/instructional materials under $20,
OklahomaAugust 3 - 5Clothing and footwearUnder $100
VirginiaAugust 3 - 5Supplies. clothing, footwear,hurricane preparedness equipment, and Energy Star productsSupplies under $20, Clothing/footwear under $100 (Go to Appendix B by clicking the link for qualified items)
New MexicoAugust 3 - 5Clothing, footwear, computers/tablets, supplies Footwear under $100, computers/tablets under $1,000, supplies under $30
IowaAugust 3 - 4Clothing and footwearUnder $100
WisconsinAugust 1 - 5Clothing, school supplies, computers and their suppliesClothing/supplies under $75, computers under $750 & computer supplies under $250

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