Tax Free Back to School Shopping

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Ready or not – Back to School shopping is beginning across the country!  That means that families have to find lots of great ways to save on those back to school supplies. Of course, if you can recycle from the prior year, that is great.  Unfortunately, some things — like clothes – are necessary to get the kids ready. 

One great way to save is to take advantage of tax free shopping.  Many states offer select days and/or weekends where you can do some shopping and save a few dollars by not paying sales tax (exclusions apply, so read the fine print for your state).  Here is a list of the various states and the dates they will offer tax free shopping

Alabama – August 5 – 7

Arkansas – August 5 – 7

Connecticut – August 21-27

Florida – August 12-14

Iowa  – August 5-6

Maryland – August 14-20

Mississippi – July 29-30

Missouri – August 5 – 7

New Mexico – August 5-7

North Carolina – August 5-7

Oklahoma – August 5-7

South Carolina – August 5-7

Tennessee – August 5-7

Texas – August 19-21

Virginia – August 5-7

Thanks, Saving Money in Missouri!


  1. Karen K. says

    Thanks for posting the list/dates. Once again MO will be getting my $$ since KS still hasn’t decided to participate. Too bad!