TAX FREE – Back To School Shopping – State by State List for 2016

Of the 45 states that collect sales tax, 17 have a sales tax holiday for back-to-school purchases.

Most states have limits on how much you can purchase without paying taxes. Below is a State by State run down we obtained from Consumerreports.org.

Alabama: August 5-7
Alabama’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $100 per item, computers and computer supplies up to $750, and school supplies up to $50.

Arkansas: August 6-7
Arkansas’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $100 per item, accessories and equipment up to $50, and school supplies.

Connecticut: August 25- 27
Connecticut’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $100 per item.

Florida: August 5-7
Florida’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $60 per item and some school supplies up to $15.

Georgia: July 30-31
Georgia’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $100 per item, computers and software up to $1,000, and school supplies up to $20.

Iowa: August 5-6
Iowa’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $100 per item.

Louisiana: August 5-6
Louisiana’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes almost all items of tangible, personal property up to $2,500 per item.

Maryland: August 14-20
Maryland’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $100 per item.

Mississippi: July 29-30
Mississippi’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $100 per item.

Missouri: August 5-7
Missouri’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $100 per item, school supplies up to $50, computer software up to $350, computers and computer accessories up to $1,500, and graphing calculators up to $150.

New Mexico: August 5-7
New Mexico’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $100, computers up to $1,000, computer hardware up to $500, and school supplies up to $30.

Ohio: August 5-7
Ohio’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $75 per item, school supplies up to $20, and school instructional materials up to $20.

Oklahoma: August 5-7
Oklahoma’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $100 per item.

South Carolina: August 5-7
South Carolina’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing, school supplies, computers, and linens. 

Tennessee: July 29-31
Tennessee’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing up to $100 per item, school supplies up to $100, and computers up to $1,500.

Texas: August 5-7
Texas’ 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying clothing and school supplies up to $100 per item.

Virginia: August 5-7
Virginia’s 2016 sales tax holiday includes qualifying school supplies up to $20 per item and clothing up to $100.

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