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Back-to-School Tax Free Weekend 2015

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It’s that time of year again… Back-to-School. Shopping for new clothing or school supplies doesn’t have to be stressful. Across the country, numerous states offer its residents a weekend of tax exemptions on items such as clothing, shoes, school supplies and more. The proclaimed “holiday” gives people and their families an opportunity to save anywhere from 4-8% or more on back-to-school items. Want to know which dates your state is holding their tax free weekend? Here are a helpful list of the states who participate and the back-to-school items that qualify* for the savings!

Alabama: August 7-9

  • Clothing $100 or less (per article)
  • Computers, computer software and school computer supplies per single purchase with sales price of $750 or less
  • School supplies, school art supplies, and school instructional material $50 or less (per item/noncommercial)
  • Books $30 or less (per book/noncommercial)

Connecticut: August 16-22

  • Clothing and Footwear $100

Florida: Aug 7-16

  • Clothing, shoes, and accessories $100 or less (per item)
  • Back-to-School Supplies $15 or less (per item)
  • Computers and Computer Accessories applying to the first $750 of the sales price (personal/noncommercial)

Iowa: August 7-8

  • Clothing and shoes under $100 (Jewelry, watches, and watchbands, umbrellas, and sports equipment not included)

Louisiana: August 7-8

  • Purchases under $2,500 (excluding taxable services, automobiles, and meals)

Maryland: August 9-15

  • Clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less

Missouri: August 7-9

  • Clothing under $100
  • School supplies under $50,
  • Computer software under $350
  • Computers/computer equipment under $3,500

New Mexico: August 7-9

  • Clothing and Shoes under $100
  • School Supplies under $15
  • Computers under $1,000
  • Computer equipment under $500

Ohio: August 7-9

  • Clothing $75
  • School Supplies $20
  • Instructional Materials $20

Oklahoma: August 7-9

  • Clothing and Shoes under $100

South Carolina: August 7-9

  • Clothing, Accessories, Footwear, School supplies, Computers, Bed and Bath items

Tennessee: August 7-9

  • Clothing under $100
  • School and Art supplies under $100
  • Computers under $1,500

Texas: August 7-9

  • Clothing and Footwear under $100
  • School supplies under $100
  • Backpacks under $100 for elementary and secondary students
  • Layaway items

Virginia: August 7-9

  • Clothing and Footwear under $100
  • School supplies under $20
  • Qualifying Energy Star products purchased for noncommercial home or personal use

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