Tax Free Weekends Back-To-School Shopping Guide

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 3, 2013 Updated: August 5, 2013

On various dates throughout August, many states are offering tax free shopping on back-to-school items such as clothing, computers, school supplies, and more. Here is a list of state participating and relevant information and links to help plan tax-free shopping. Prices listed refer to the price of a single item.

 

Alabama: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2,  and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

School supplies less than $50, clothing items less than $100, computers and school computer supplies less than $750, books $30 or less. 

List of tax exempt items: click here 

 

Arkansas: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

School supplies less than $50, clothing items less than $100, school supplies, school art supplies, instructional materials.

List of tax exempt items: click here

 

Connecticut: The third Sunday in August through the following Saturday.

Clothing and footwear less than $300.

 

Florida: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2,  and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Clothing and footwear less than $75, school supplies less than $15, computers and certain computer-related purchases less than $750. 

List of tax exempt items: click here

 

Georgia: August 9 to August 10.

Clothing and footwear less than $100, single purchases of computers or computer accessories less than $1,000, school supplies less than $20. 

List of tax exempt items: click here

 

Iowa: Friday, Aug. 2 to Saturday, Aug. 3.

Clothing and footwear less than $100.

 

Louisiana: Friday, Aug. 2 to Saturday, Aug. 3.

The first $2,500 of each item. 

 

MarylandSunday, Aug. 11, through Saturday, Aug. 17.

Clothing and footwear less than $100. 

List of tax exempt items: click here

 

Missouri: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2,  and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Clothing less than $100, school supplies less than $50, personal computers less than $3,500, computer software less than $350, computer accessories less than $3,500.

 

New Mexico: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2,  and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Clothing and footwear less than $100, computers less than $1,000, computer accessories less than $500, school supplies less than $30.

List of tax exempt items: click here

 

North Carolina: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2,  and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Clothing, footwear, and school supplies less than $100, school instructional materials less than $300, sports and recreation equipment less than $50, computers less than $3,500, and computer supplies less than $250.

List of tax exempt items: click here

 

Oklahoma: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2,  and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Clothing and footwear less than $100. 

 

South Carolina: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2,  and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Clothing, footwear, school supplies, computers and computer accessories, bed linens, and a variety of home products. 

List of tax exempt items: click here

 

Tennessee: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2,  and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Clothing less than $100, school supplies less than $100, computers less than $1,500.

 

Texas: August 9 to August 11.

Clothing, footwear, and school supplies all less than $100. 

 

Virginia: August 2 to August 4. 

Clothing and footwear less than $100, and school supplies less than $20. 

List of tax exempt items: click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.