08.08.13 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.