The 2015 Sales Tax holiday- a tax free weekend (or week) on Back-to-School items and more is set to begin in the next 2-3 weeks and News For Shoppers has everything you need to know.
The holiday usually occurs between July and September and each state has their own limits, time frame and items with no sales tax.
Not all states participate, so check back with us as we will update the list as new states announce they are joining (Massachusetts is currently debating the issue, but is expected to join).
Here is the current list of states participating, along with the dates, items included and a link to each states official site for more details:
|State||Items Featuring No Sales Tax||2015 Dates||More Information|
|Alabama||Clothing (up to $100 per item), Computers ($750), School Supplies ($50), Books ($30)||August 7-9||More Information|
|Arkansas||Clothing (up to $100 per item), School Supplies||August 1-2||More Information|
|Connecticut||Clothing and footwear (up to $300)||August 16-22||More Information|
|Florida||School Supplies ($15), Clothing (up to $100 per item), Computers ($750)||August 7-16||More Information|
|Georgia||School Supplies ($20), Clothing (under $100 per item), Computers ($1000)||July 31 – August 1||More Information|
|Iowa||Clothing ($100)||August 7-8||More Information|
|Louisiana||All Tangible Personal Property – $2,500||August 7-8||More Information|
|Maryland||Clothing & Footwear ($100 per item or less)||August 9-15||More Information|
|Mississippi||Clothing & Footwear ($100 or less per item)||August 7-8||More Information|
|Missouri||Clothing ($100 or less per item), Computers ($3,500), School Supplies ($50)||August 7-9||More Information|
|New Mexico||Clothing (up to $100 per item), Computers ($1,000), Computer Equipment ($500), School Supplies ($30)||August 7-9||More Information|
|Oklahoma||Clothing ($100 or less per item)||August 7-9||More Information|
|South Carolina||Clothing, School Supplies, Computers||August 7-9||More Information|
|Tennessee||Clothing ($100 or less per item), School Supplies ($100), Computers ($1,500)||August 7-9||More Information|
|Texas||Clothing, Backpacks and School Supplies (under $100 per item)||August 7-9||More Information|
|Virginia||Clothing ( (under $100 per item)), School Supplies ($20)||August 7-9||More|
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Will you be taking advantage of the 2015 sales tax holiday? Tell us if you plan to below and Happy Shopping.