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Back to School Tax-Free Weekends

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 1, 2011 · 8 comments


Before you head out to buy your kids' back-to-school wardrobes or finish stocking up on supplies, be sure to look for a tax-free weekend near you! Retailers often run special sales during these weekends as well, so you can find good savings on some of your necessities:

:: Alabama {8/5-8/7/11}

Alabama’s Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Clothing under $100
  • School supplies under $50
  • Books under $30
  • Computers/computer equipment under $750

:: Arkansas {8/6-8/7/11}

Arkansas’ Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Clothing and footwear (priced at less than $100 per item)
  • Accessories (priced at less than $50 per item)
  • School supplies

:: Connecticut {8/21-8/27/11}

Connecticut’s Tax Free Week includes:

  • Clothing under $300 per item
  • Shoes under $300 per item

:: Florida {8/12-8/14/11}

Florida’s Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Books, clothing, and footwear ($75 or less)
  • School supplies ($15 or less)

:: Iowa {8/5-8/6/11}

Iowa’s Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Clothing under $100
  • Shoes under $100

:: Louisiana {8/5-8/6/11}

Louisiana’s Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Purchases under $2,500
  • Excludes the purchase of taxable services, automobiles, and meals

:: Maryland {8/14-8/20/11}

Maryland’s Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Clothing priced at $100 or less
  • Footwear priced at $100 or less

:: Missouri {8/5-8/7/11}

Missouri’s Tax Free Weekend includes:

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

:: New Mexico {8/5-8/7/11}

New Mexico’s Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • All clothing and shoes under $100
  • School supplies under $15
  • Computers under $1,000
  • Computer equipment under $500

:: North Carolina {8/5-8/7/11}

North Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Clothing, footwear, and school supplies under $100
  • Sports and recreation equipment under $50
  • Computers under $3,500
  • Computer equipment under $250

:: Oklahoma {8/5-8/7/11}

Oklahoma’s Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Clothing and shoes
  • Priced under $100

:: Tennessee {8/5-8/7/11}

Tennesse’s Tax Free Weekend includes:

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

:: Texas {8/19-8/21}

Texas’  Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Clothing and footwear under $100
  • School supplies under $100
  • Backpacks under $100 for elementary and secondary students
  • Includes layaway items

:: Virginia {8/5-8/11}

Virginia’s Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Clothing and footwear under $100
  • School supplies under $20

Thanks, ClipperGirl's Savings Spot!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dora Castillo August 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm

How about the other states, like ILLINOIS for example ?

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2 Sakura August 2, 2011 at 1:30 am

I believe Illinois tax-free weekend starts August 5th. That's what I've heard.

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3 Mei August 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

Please check this site out. It said Illinois tax free weekend is August 6 -15, 2011

http://www.southernsavers.com/2011/07/tax-free-holidays-2011-back-to-school-shopping/

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4 Angela August 15, 2011 at 10:27 am

Sorry Illinois folks...the dates showing up for Illinois were from last year's tax holiday. Illinois did not renew their holiday this year, so we won't get this benefit this year :-(

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5 Heather August 1, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Va is only aug 5-7

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6 Jennifer August 1, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Ha! Like Illinois would let us have a tax free weekend.....they're to busy trying to take all our money!!!

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7 d August 2, 2011 at 10:36 am

Does anyone know if and when Indiana and Michigan have a free tax weekend?

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8 Jane Koenig August 5, 2011 at 11:06 am

Re: Illinois tax free weekendL

I found this on another site:
llinois: In 2010, the state held sales tax holidays for footwear and clothing with a sales price of less than $100 per item and for school supplies. However, the state has not enacted any sales tax holidays for 2011.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/…

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