GirlswithCoupons State List for Tax Free Back-to-School Shopping

State List for Tax Free Back-to-School Shopping

It’s August 1st and time to get those deals lined up for back to school savings. There are many states that do not charge sales tax usually beginning on the first Friday of August and lasting a few days. Item’s exempt can range from shoes, clothes, school supplies and sometimes computers.

When looking at the list, when it says for example; “clothing – $100″ You must spend at least $100 to take advantage of the sales tax exemption.

Here is a list of which states that will be doing this. If your state isn’t on the list (like my state of Kansas), then there will be no tax exemptions in your state.

 

 

State

 

Days
 

Items Included

 

Maximum Cost

 

1stYear
 

2012
Dates

 

Information Links *

Alabama 3 hurricane preparedness
generators – $1,000
supplies – $60
2012 July 6-8 http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/
Alabama 3 clothing – $100
computers – $750
school supplies – $50
books – $30
2006 August 3-5 http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/
Arkansas 2 clothing – $100
school supplies
2011 August 4-5 http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/
Connecticut
7
clothing and footwear – $300
2001
August 19-25 http://www.ct.gov/
Florida 3 school supplies – $15
clothing – $75
2010+ August 3-5 http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/
Georgia 2 school supplies – $20
clothing – $100
computer – $1,000
2012+ August 10-11
Georgia 3 energy and water efficient products – $1,500 2012+ October 5-7
Iowa
2
clothing – $100
2000
August 3-4 http://www.iowaccess.org/tax/
Louisiana
2
all TPP – $2,500
2007
August 3-4 http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/
Louisiana
2
hurricane preparedness items – $1,500
2008
May 26-27 http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/
Louisiana
3
firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies
2009
September 7-9 http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/
Maryland 3 energy star products 2011 February 18-20 http://www.comp.state.md.us/
Maryland 7 clothing & footwear-$100 2010 August 12-18 http://www.marylandtaxes.com/
Mississippi
2
clothing & footwear – $100
2009
July 27-28 http://www.dor.ms.gov/
Missouri 7 energy star products – $1,500 2009 April 19-25 http://dor.mo.gov/
Missouri 3 clothing – $100
computers – $3,500
school supplies – $50
2004 August 3-5 http://dor.mo.gov/
New Mexico 3 clothing – $100
computers – $1,000
school supplies – $15
2005 August 3-5 http://www.tax.newmexico.gov
North Carolina
3
clothing – $100
school supplies – $100
instructional material – $300
computers – $3,500
other comp. – $250
sports equip – $50
2001
August 3-5 http://www.dornc.com/
North Carolina
3
energy star products 2009 November 2-4 http://www.dornc.com/
Oklahoma
3
clothing – $100
2007
August 3-5 http://www.tax.ok.gov/
South Carolina
3
clothing
school supplies
computers
other
2000
August 3-5 http://www.sctax.org/
South Carolina 2 guns, rifles & handguns 2008 November 23-24
Tennessee
3
clothing – $100
school supplies – $100
computers – $1,500
2006
August 3-5 http://tn.gov/revenue/
Texas
3
energy star products
air conditioners – $6,000; other – $2,000
2008
May 26-28 http://www.window.state.tx.us/
Texas
3
clothing, backpacks and school supplies- $100
1999
August 17-19 http://www.window.state.tx.us/
Virginia 7 hurricane preparedness items – $60
generators – $1,000
2008 May 25-31 http://www.tax.virginia.gov/
Virginia 3 clothing – $100
school supplies – $20
2006 August 3-5 http://www.tax.virginia.gov/
Virginia 4 energy star products – $2,500 2006 October 5-8 http://www.tax.virginia.gov/

(updated June 1, 2012)

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