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Tax holidays in the USA: when and in which states you can save on purchases

The new school year is approaching, and the thought of stocking up on fresh notebooks, pencils and folders is both exciting and scary. All these school supplies, electronics and new clothes tend to be very expensive. Unless, of course, you can buy everything you need during the tax holidays. Writes about it RetailMeNot.

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During tax holidays, some states lower sales taxes on certain items and make shopping more affordable. Most major retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Target will participate.

There are 16 states participating in the program this year, as well as five states - Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon - that never levy sales taxes.

When tax holidays

It depends on the state. But keep in mind that most tax holidays start at 00:01 am and end at midnight. If your state doesn't have this privilege, it might be time to take a trip.

Tax Vacation Dates and Proposals by State for 2021

Alabama
  • When: July 16-18
  • What: school supplies under $ 50, books under $ 30, computers under $ 750, and clothing under $ 100.
  • Details - by link.
Арканзас
  • When: August 7 - August 8
  • What: clothes and shoes up to $ 100, accessories up to $ 50 and some school supplies.
  • Details - by link.
Connecticut
  • When: 15-21 August
  • What: Connecticut is eliminating sales tax for an entire week - on clothing and footwear under $ 100 a piece. Sportswear and equipment are excluded.
  • Details - by link.
Florida
  • When: June 31 - August 9
  • What: clothing, shoes, and certain accessories that sell for $ 60 or less each, some school supplies for $ 15 or less, and computers for up to $ 1000.
  • Details - by link.
Iowa
  • When: August 6 - August 7
  • What: clothing or shoes selling for less than $ 100 are tax deductible. This does not include backpacks, bags, and uniforms.
  • Details - by link.

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Maryland
  • When: 8-14 August
  • What: here tax holidays will also last a whole week - for clothes and shoes costing less than $ 100 (without accessories) and the first $ 40 for buying a backpack.
  • Details - by link.
Massachusetts
  • When: August 28 - August 29
  • What: all retail items priced at $ 2 or less, excluding cars, motor boats, food, telecommunications services, tobacco, marijuana, and marijuana products.
  • Details - by link.
Mississippi
  • When: July 30 - 31 July
  • What: Clothes and shoes costing less than $ 100 per piece. Backpacks are not included.
  • Details - by link.
Missouri
  • When: August 6 - August 8
  • What: any item of clothing, including shoes, costing no more than $ 100; school supplies no more than $ 50 per purchase; graphing calculators no more than $ 150; computer software from $ 350 or less; and personal computers costing less than $ 1500.
  • Details - by link.
New Mexico
  • When: August 6 - August 8
  • What: clothing or shoes less than $ 100 per item; computers up to $ 1000; computer equipment - $ 500; and school supplies for $ 30 or less. Note that stores are not required to participate in New Mexico Tax Holidays, so ask before buying.
  • Details - by link.
Ohio
  • When: August 6 - August 8
  • What: Clothing starting at $ 75 per item, school supplies or school teaching materials starting at $ 20 per item or less, and teaching materials starting at $ 20.
  • Details - by link.
Oklahoma
  • When: August 6 - August 8
  • What: clothes and shoes under $ 100. Accessories, sports shoes and safety equipment are not included.
  • Details - by link.
Южная Каролина
  • When: August 6 - August 8
  • What: clothing, computers, accessories, school supplies, computers and some household goods.
  • Details - by link.
Tennessee
  • When: 30 of July - 1 of August
  • What: items of clothing costing less than $ 100; school supplies, including art supplies that cost $ 100 or less per item; and computers costing $ 1500 or less.
  • Details - by link.
Texas
  • When: August 6 - August 8
  • What: most clothing, shoes, school supplies, swimwear, and backpacks are under $ 100.
  • Details - by link.
Virginia
  • When: August 6 - August 8
  • What: school supplies $ 20 or less; and clothing and shoes $ 100 or less.
  • Details - by link.

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West Virginia
  • When: August 6 - August 8
  • What: school supplies for no more than $ 20 per item; clothing and footwear priced at $ 125 or less; sports equipment for $ 150 or less; and computers and tablets for $ 500 or less.
  • Details - by link.
States not participating this year
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
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