15+ Tax-Free Weekends 2017 for Back to School Savings!


 

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Does your back to school shopping spree include your state’s tax-free weekend? If not, it totally should!

Many states offer tax-free weekends toward the end of July and in August to give parents a big break on their back to school shopping. Before you stock up on paper, pencils, backpacks, and new shoes, look to see when your state is offering a tax-free weekend, what items are eligible for the tax break, and if there are any restrictions.

Turbo charge your savings when you pair a Back to School Sale from one of our favorite retailers with the tax-free shopping weekend! 

Dates and eligible items may change each year, so stay tuned here for next year’s list of tax-free weekends!

Tax-Free Weekends 2017

Alabama

Dates: July 21-23, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing: Less than $100 per item
  • Computers, computer software, and school computer supplies: A single purchase with a sales price of $750 or less
  • School supplies, school art supplies & school instructional materials: Sales price of $50 or less, per item (noncommercial purchases)
  • Books: Sales price of $30 or less per book (noncommercial purchases)

Arkansas

Dates: August 5-6, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing: Less than $100 per item
  • Clothing accessory or equipment: Less than $50 per item
  • School supplies, school art supplies, and school instructional materials

Connecticut

Dates: August 20-26, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing and footwear: Less than $100 per item

Florida

Dates: August 4-6, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing, footwear, and accessories: less than $60 per item
  • School supplies: Less than $15 per item

Georgia

NEW IN 2017: Georgia has eliminated the two tax-free shopping weekends. More information here

Iowa

Dates: August 4-5, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing and footwear: less than $100 per item

Louisiana

Dates: August 4-5, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • First $2,500 of the purchase price on most items (“tangible personal property for non-business use”)

Maryland

Dates: August 13-19, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing and footwear: Less than $100 per item
  • New in 2017: The first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also tax-free.

Mississippi

Dates: July 28-29, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing and footwear: Less than $100 per item

Missouri

Dates: August 4-6, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing: Less than $100 per item
  • School supplies: Less than $50 per purchase
  • Computer software: Less than $350
  • Computer peripheral devices: Less than $1,500
  • Graphing calculators: Less than $150

New Mexico

Dates: August 4-6, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing and footwear: Less than $100 per item
  • Computers: Less than $1,000
  • Computer hardware: Less than $500
  • School supplies: Less than $30 per item

Ohio

Dates: August 4-6, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing: Less than $75 per item
  • School supplies and school instructional materials: Less than $20 per item

Oklahoma

Dates: August 4-6, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing and footwear: Less than $100 per item

South Carolina

Dates: August 4-6, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing, accessories and footwear
  • School supplies
  • Computers, printers and printer supplies, and computer software
  • Blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, comforter sets, bath towels, shower curtains, and pillows

Tennessee

Dates: July 28-30, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing: Less than $100
  • School supplies: Less than $100
  • Computers: Less than $1,500

Texas

Dates: August 11-13, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing and footwear: Less than $100 per item
  • School supplies and backpacks: Less than $100 per item

Virginia

Dates: August 4-6, 2017

Eligible Items:

  • Clothing and footwear: Less than $100 per item
  • School supplies: Less than $20 per item
  • Portable generators: Less than $1,000 per item
  • Gas-powered chainsaws: Less than $350 per item
  • Chainsaw accessories: Less than $60 per item
  • Other hurricane preparedness products: Less than $60 per item
  • Qualifying Energy Star and WaterSense items: Less than $2,500

And, don’t forget there is no sales tax year-round in Delaware, Montana, Oregon, and New Hampshire!


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