The old saying goes “There are only two guarantee in life – Death & Taxes.” Well, I’m here to tell you that the latter can be avoided in some states starting in August!
Many states realize the additional financial burden back to school can place on families. So, they institute Tax Free Weekend shopping events in their state. You can usually purchase your supplies, clothing, shoes and electronics tax free (there are limitations on some of these so always check with your state before you head out to shop). Unfortunately, however, not all states offer such a program. Here is a list of all of the states that are participating for 2010:
AUGUST 6th – AUGUST 8th
Alabama: Alabama Department of Revenue
Iowa: Only August 6th – 7th Iowa Dept. of Revenue
Louisiana: Only August 6th – 7th Louisiana Department of Revenue
Missouri: Missouri Department of Revenue
New Mexico: List Of Taxable and Nontaxable Items (refer to Page 3)
North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Revenue – August Sales Tax Holiday
Oklahoma: Oklahoma Tax Commission
South Carolina: South Carolina Department of Revenue
Tennessee: Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday Information
Virginia: School Supplies and Clothing Holiday
ADDITIONAL DATES / STATES
Florida: August 13th – 15th Florida Department of Revenue
Connecticut: August 22nd – August 28th Connecticut Department of Revenue
Maryland: August 8th – 14th Maryland Sales Tax Bulletin
Mississippi: July 30th – July 31st Official Guide For 2010 Sales Tax Holiday
Texas: August 20th – 22nd Texas Tax Holiday Official Page
One very important thing to also note is that not all counties, parishes and/or cities particiapte in the event. Therefore, you will need to clik the link next to your state to see if your area is included or excluded from the event.
Thanks Savor the Savings!