Back-to-School Survival Guide

Sales Tax-Free Shopping Days

Just in time for back-to-school season, local governments are offering sales tax–free shopping days. Mark your calendars!

Money rolled up in a rubberband James Baigrie

Alabama

Eligible Items: Clothing (up to $100 per item), computers (up to $750), school supplies (up to $50 per item), books (up to $30 per item).
Dates: August 2 to 4


Arkansas

Eligible Items: Clothing (up to $100 per item), clothing accessories (up to $50 per item), items normally sold as school supplies.
Dates: August 3 to 4


Connecticut

Eligible items: Clothing and footwear (up to $300 per item).
Dates: August 18 to 24


Florida

Eligible Items: Clothing (up to $75 per item), school supplies (up to $15 per item), computers (up to $750 per item).
Dates: August 2 to 4


Georgia

Eligible Items: Clothing (up to $100 per item), school supplies (up to $20 per item), computer (up to $1,000).
Dates: August 9 to 10


Iowa

Eligible items: Clothing (up to $100 per item).
Dates: August 2 to 3


Louisiana

Eligible Items: Items not used for business purposes (up to $2,500 per item).
Dates: August 2 to 3


Maryland

Eligible Items: Clothing and footwear (up to $100 per item).
Dates: August 11 to 17


Mississippi

Eligible items: Clothing and footwear (up to $100 per item).
Dates: July 26 to 27


Missouri

Eligible items: Clothing (up to $100 per item), school supplies (up to $50 per item), computers (up to $3,500 per item).
Dates: August 2 to 4


New Mexico

Eligible items: Clothing (up to $100 per item), school supplies (up to $30 per item), computers (up to $1,000), computer equipment (up to $500).
Dates: August 2 to 4


North Carolina

Eligible items: Clothing (up to $100 per item), school supplies (up to $100 per item), instructional materials (up to $300 per unit), sports and recreation equipment (up to $50 per item), computers (up to $3,500 per item), computer equipment (up to $250 per item).
Dates: August 2 to 4


Oklahoma

Eligible items: Clothing (up to $100 per item).
Dates: August 2 to 4


South Carolina

Eligible items: Clothing, school supplies, computers, other (no limit).
Dates: August 2 to 4


Tennessee

Eligible items: Clothing (up to $100 per item), school supplies (up to $100 per item), computers (up to $1,500 per item).
Dates: August 2 to 4


Texas

Eligible items: Clothing and backpacks (up to $100 per item), school supplies (up to $100 per item).
Dates: August 9 to 11


Virginia

Eligible items: Clothing (up to $100 per item), school supplies (up to $20 per item).
Dates: August 2 to 4

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