These States Have Tax-Free Back to School Shopping Weekends in August

@aaronburden

Back-to-school shopping consumes a lot of time and money. To help alleviate some of that burden, many states have tax holidays in August. Often these breaks apply to a number of products but can be most easily utilized by thrifty school shoppers.

Here are the states offering tax breaks this month. Some states start as early as 12:01 a.m. on the first day listed, so check your individual state’s policy to see when you can hit the store!

Arkansas

When: August 7 – 8, 2021

What: School Supplies (up to $50 per item), Clothing and footwear (up to $100 per item), & computers

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Connecticut

When: August 15 – 21, 2021

What: Clothing and footwear (up to $100 per item, doesn’t include athletic gear/uniforms)

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Florida

When: July 31 – August 9, 2021

What: School supplies (up to $15 per item), clothing, footwear and accessories (up to $60 per item), the first $1,000 on personal computers

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Iowa

When: August 6 – 7, 2021

What: Clothing and footwear (up to $100 per item, doesn’t include athletic gear/uniforms)

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Maryland

When: August 8 -14, 2021

What: Backpacks (first $40), clothing and footwear (up to $100 per item)

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Massachusetts

When: August 14 – 15, 2021

What: Certain retail items purchased for personal use up to $2,500 (doesn’t include meals, motor vehicles, gas, tobacco, marijuana, alcoholic beverages, and more)

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Mississippi

When: July 30 – 31, 2021

What: School Supplies (up to $100 per item), Clothing and footwear (up to $100 per item)

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Missouri

When: August 6 – 8, 2021

What: School supplies (up to $50 per item), personal computers (up to $1,500 per), computer software (up to $350 per), clothing (up to $100 per), graphing calculators (up to $150 per),

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New Mexico

When: August 6 – 8, 2021

What: School supplies (up to $30 per item), Clothing and footwear (up to $100), Computers (up to $1,000), Computer software (up to $500)

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Ohio

When: August 6 – 8, 2021

What: School supplies (up to $20 per item), clothing (up $75 per item)

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Oklahoma

When: August 6 – 8, 2021

What: Clothing and footwear (up to $100 per item, doesn’t include athletic gear/uniforms)

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South Carolina

When: August 6 – 8, 2021

What: Clothing, accessories, shoes, back to school supplies, backpacks, and computers

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Tennessee

When: July 30 – August 1, 2021

What: School supplies and clothing ($100 per item, doesn’t include purses, jewelry, or sports gear), computers and laptops (up to $1,500)

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Texas

When: August 6 – 8, 2021

What: School supplies, clothing, and backpacks ($100 per item)

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Virginia

When: August 6 – 8, 2021

What: School supplies ($20 per item), clothing and footwear ($100 per item)

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West Virginia

When: July 30 – August 2, 2021

What: School supplies ($50 per item), clothing ($125 per item), school books ($20 per item), laptops and tablets ($500 per item), sports equipment ($150 per item)

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