Save on Back to School Shopping with Tax-Free Holidays

Every year certain states offer a tax holiday to help their residents save money on back to school expenses. A lot of these tax holidays take place during the first two weeks of August. if you have any big ticket items to buy and live in any of these states, make sure to wait until the holiday to shop. Also stop by Coupon Cravings to read her three tips to maximize your savings. Here are the states yet to have the tax holiday:

  • Alabama: On Aug. 6-8
  • Connecticut: On Aug. 15-21
  • Florida: On Aug. 13-15
  • Illinois: On Aug. 6-15
  • Iowa: On Aug. 6-7
  • Louisiana: On Aug. 6-7
  • Maryland: On Aug. 8-14
  • Massachusetts: on August 14 & 15
  • Missouri On Aug. 6-8
  • New Mexico: On Aug. 6-8
  • North Carolina: On Aug. 6-8
  • Oklahoma: On Aug. 6-8
  • South Carolina: On Aug. 6-8
  • Tennessee: On Aug. 6-8
  • Texas: On Aug. 20-22
  • Virginia: On Aug. 6-8

Each State has a list of exclusions and limits.  Consumer Reports has shared these details here.

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  • JLR

    Massachusetts’ tax free weekend is August 14 & 15.

    • http://www.commonsensewithmoney.com Mercedes

      Thanks JLR!
      I added that to the main post.

      Mercedes

  • Karen

    You’ll notice that of course Michigan is missing from the list! We’re just awesome like that! haha

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  • jerri

    WHAT HAPPEN TO MICHIGAN ????????????? WHAT A WONDERFUL STATE :( OUR KIDS COULD USE A BREAK AS WELL

  • Jim

    Michigan had the tax-free back-to-school last year. State legislators seem to think tax cuts for the wealthy are more important than education for everyone so they’ve been making cuts all over the place. Not sure what the status is of it as of yet.