Save During Sales Tax Holidays

Piggy Bank with coinsBack to school shopping can be very expensive, especially for families that have several children. Those lists of necessary school supplies from your children’s teachers always seems so long! One way to save money is to take advantage of the sales tax holidays in your state and do your back to school shopping for less money.

Alabama
Friday, August 2, 2013 – Sunday, August 4, 2013, at twelve midnight.
Eligible items: certain school supplies, computers, and clothing.

Arkansas
Starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013, and ending at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2013.
Eligible items: certain school supplies, school art supplies, school instructional materials and clothing

Florida
Friday, August 2, 2013 – Sunday August 4, 2013
Eligible items: clothing, footwear, certain clothing accessories, certain school supplies, personal computers and related accessories for personal use

Georgia
Friday, August 10, 2013 – Saturday, August 10, 2013
Eligible items: clothing, computers, school supplies

Iowa
Friday, August 2, 2013 – Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Eligible items: select clothing and footwear

Louisiana
Friday, August 2, 2013 – Saturday, August 3, 2013
Eligible items: All consumer purchases of tangible personal property (other than vehicles subject to license and title and meals furnished for consumption on the premises where purchases – including to-to orders).

Maryland
Sunday, August 11, 2013 – Saturday, August 17, 2013
Eligible items: qualifying apparel and footwear $100.00 or less. There is a three-day weekend when Energy Star products are tax free. See their website for more details.

Mississippi
Friday, August 2, 2013 – Sunday, August 4, 2013.
Eligible items: certain back-to-school purchases like clothing, school supplies, computers, and more.

New Mexico
Friday, August 2, 2013 – Sunday, August 4, 2013
Eligible items: clothing, shoes, desktops or laptops or tablets or notebook computers, computer related hardware, school supplies.

North Carolina
Monday, August 5, 2013 – Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Eligible items: clothing, footwear, school supplies, sports and recreation equipment, school instructional materials, computers, computer supplies

Oklahoma
Friday, August 2, 2013 – Sunday, August 4, 2013
Eligible items: certain clothing and shoes

South Carolina
Friday, August 2, 2013 – Sunday, August 4, 2013
Eligible items: clothing, clothing accessories, footwear, school supplies, computers, printers, printer supplies, computer software, bath wash clothes, blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, bath towels, shower curtains, bath rugs and mats, pillows, and pillow cases.

Tennessee
Friday, August 2, 2013 – Sunday, August 4, 2013
Eligible items: clothing, school supplies, computers

Texas
Friday, August 9, 2013 – Sunday August 11, 2013
Eligible items: most clothing, footwear, school supplies, backpacks

Virginia
Friday, August 2, 2013 – Sunday, August 4, 2013
Eligible items: clothing and school supplies

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