2013 Tax Free Back to School Shopping Holiday / Weekend
Each year, several states participate in offering sales tax holidays to families. The idea is to help save them money on some of the things they need for their kids like supplies, clothes and even electronics. By suspending the collection of state, county or local sales tax, it keeps more money in your pocket when you have to pick up the items your school needs for your child to bring with them on the first day of class.
Below, you will find a sales tax map. To find out if your state participates, simply place your mouse on it. If the pointer shape changes then you are in luck! Your state participates and you can click to go directly to that states’s details including included and excluded items as well as the dates when the sales tax holiday will be offered.
You can also find a list of participating states below, along with some of the details you will need to know:
|Alabama||August 5 - August 7, 2016||Alabama Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Arkansas||August 6 - August 7, 2016||Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Connecticut||August 21 - August 27, 2016||Connecticuit Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Florida||August 5 - August 7, 2016||Florida Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Georgia||July 30 - July 31, 2016||Georgia Sales Tax Holiday|
|Iowa||August 5 - August 6, 2016||Iowa Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Louisiana||August 5 - August 6, 2016||Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Maryland||August 14 - August 20, 2016||Maryland Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Mississippi||July 29 - July 30, 2016||Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Missouri||August 5 - August 7, 2016||Missouri Sales Tax Holiday DetailsåÊ|
|New Mexico||August 5 - August 7, 2016||New Mexico Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Ohio||August 5 - August 7, 2016||Ohio Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Oklahoma||August 5 - August 7, 2016||Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|South Carolina||August 5 - August 7, 2016||South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Tennessee||July 29 - July 31, 2016||Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Texas||August 5 - August 7, 2016||Texas Sales Tax Holiday Details|
|Virginia||August 5 - August 7, 2016||Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Details|
*These states have not yet released details, but have participated in the past. The dates listed are based upon the same weekend/week from the prior year, but have not yet been confirmed. Please check back with your state to find out more details.