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Tax Free Shopping Days, August 2013

Many states offer special days where they waive sales tax on certain items.  These days are usually in August and they are often marketed as a way to make school shopping more affordable.  In an unusual coincidence, the dates in most states fall this weekend.

States that are offering deals include:

State Items Dates Information
Alabama clothing - $100 computers - $750 school supplies - $50 books - $30 August 2-4 http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/
Arkansas clothing - $100 school supplies August 3-4 http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/
Connecticut clothing and footwear - $300 August 18-24 http://www.ct.gov/
Florida school supplies - $15 clothing - $75 computer - $750 August 2-4 http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/
Georgia school supplies - $20 clothing - $100 computer - $1,000 August 9-10 https://etax.dor.ga.gov/
Iowa clothing - $100 August 2-3 http://www.iowaccess.org/tax/
Louisiana all TPP - $2,500 August 2-3 http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/
Maryland clothing & footwear-$100 August 11-17 http://www.marylandtaxes.com/
Massachusetts all - $2,500 August 10-11 http://www.mass.gov/dor/
Missouri clothing - $100 computers - $3,500 school supplies - $50 August 2-4 http://dor.mo.gov/
New Mexico clothing - $100 computers - $1,000 computer equip. - $500 school supplies - $30 August 2-4 http://www.tax.newmexico.gov
North Carolina clothing - $100 school supplies - $100 instructional material - $300 computers - $3,500 other comp. - $250 sports equip - $50 August 2-4 http://www.dornc.com/
Oklahoma clothing - $100 August 2-4 http://www.tax.ok.gov/
South Carolina clothing school supplies computers other August 2-4 http://www.sctax.org/
Tennessee clothing - $100 school supplies - $100 computers - $1,500 August 2-4 http://tn.gov/revenue/
Texas clothing, backpacks and school supplies- $100 August 9-11 http://www.window.state.tx.us/
Virginia clothing - $100 school supplies - $20 August 2-4 http://www.tax.virginia.gov/
I wouldn't advocate shopping just because it is tax-free, but if you are planning to make a purchase, you might want to time it around the tax-free days. Show Full Article

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