Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday - Do You Get One?

August marks the beginning of the end of summer for many families as parents and children alike begin to feel the school-shopping itch. While kids may view school shopping only as a quest for a new pair of shoes, parents can see the annual trek as a necessary but costly event. School supplies, especially for those with multiple children, can really add up. To help try to relieve some of that expense, some states offer back-to-school sales tax holidays – but what does that mean?

For a limited time, parents can purchase certain tax-exempt school supplies and even clothing without paying state sales tax.* Tax-exempt items vary by state and include everything from pencils to laptops to clothing, so don’t miss this opportunity to stretch your back-to-school budget.

Not sure if your state is offering a back-to-school sales tax holiday? These states are offering this money-saving holiday:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia

Check out the products covered in each state and mark your calendar to get your money’s worth.

* Because this is a state tax holiday, local sales tax may still be charged.